RE: telecommuting - advice needed

Subject: RE: telecommuting - advice needed
From: "Will Husa" <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
To: "'Lev Abramov'" <lev -dot- abramov -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 17:38:24 -0600

If you have children, then you may find that discipline may be your greatest
challenge. You need to train your kids to leave you alone. A few years ago,
my daughter came down to show me something and saw that I was on a
conference call. The little darling sat there quietly until I was available.


It's very easy to work too much in a home office. When I get an idea at 3am,
I can open up the home office and get right to it. In your case, however,
you may be up at 3am to participate in a conference call!

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Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:56 AM
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Subject: telecommuting - advice needed

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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