Re: Re: telecommuting - advice needed

Subject: Re: Re: telecommuting - advice needed
From: heidi -dot- liebl -dot- slabinski -at- gmail -dot- com
To: Elaine Garnet <2egarnet -at- rogers -dot- com>, Lev Abramov <lev -dot- abramov -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 18:52:30 +0000

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On Apr 23, 2009 12:41pm, Elaine Garnet <2egarnet -at- rogers -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi Lev:





> I work from home in Canada as a consultant for multiple clients and


> just love it. I get up in the morning, eat breakfast, get my coffee


> and head downstairs to the office that has a lovely bright view of my


> back garden (some natural light is important to me). I have a comfy


> chair, a good desk, a reliable desktop computer and laptop, printer,


> fax and blackberry. All of my business-use-of-home expenses are a tax


> deduction here in Canada.





> It requires some discipline, especially during my busy season when I


> have to work seven days a week (the downside). Other than that, I


> manage my own time. I do not work in pajamas as I would just want to


> go back to bed. After lunch, I take a walk in the fresh air and work


> until dinnertime. I never work in the evening.





> Since you have to work to set hours, your time is more circumscribed


> than mine. However, I still have to be available at the drop of a hat


> and that is why I have a blackberry and a high-speed internet


> connection. Oh, and by the way, I keep offsite backups in a safety


> deposit box at my local bank. We can't afford to lose data since the


> handy IT professional does not exist.





> This has been my experience, Lev, and I hope it will help you.





> Elaine








> On 23-Apr-09, at 1:56 PM, Lev Abramov wrote:





> > 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


> > between).


> >


> > 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


> >


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