telecommuting - advice needed

Subject: telecommuting - advice needed
From: Lev Abramov <lev -dot- abramov -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 19:56:03 +0200

dear list -
After having been a nine-to-fiver for the past three years and a recent
lay-off, I have just been offered a three-month work-from-home contract
(with a chance of becoming permanent). Decent pay and benefits. I will be
collaborating with two teams in two totally different time zones (the
Philippines and the US). Set hours (8 + 2 with a two-hour break in

Not that I have never worked from home - but I have never worked as part of
a geographically distributed team. Apart from the cross-cultural
communication problems (and I could use a lot of advice in this
department!), what should I take into account? How should I brace myself for
this new experience? Any and all suggestions and advice will be accepted
with gratitude.

Best -


Lev Abramov

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