Re: telecommute

Subject: Re: telecommute
From: Elaine Garnet <2egarnet -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 10:58:09 -0400

Hi:
There is a big difference between telecommuting as a job and running
your own show. I run my own show and although it took a long time to
get going, I have been happy with the results. Persist, persist. The
pain is temporary. Only death is permanent.
Elaine


On 30-Apr-09, at 10:15 AM, Peter Neilson wrote:

> I had a telecommute long ago because the company had run out of desk
> space. On site, the meetings were usually stand-up ones because there
> was nowhere to sit down. Suddenly they canceled lots of stuff,
> including
> my project. That same company now has plenty of desk space, and a
> large
> labor pool looking for work. They might go for telecommute now on the
> basis of price, if you'll work for about a tenth what you think your
> rate should be.
>
> Remote editing work occasionally shows up, where some scientist whose
> English is shaky needs a paper improved for publication. What I've
> seen
> has ranged from fairly good language that needed merely a blessing, to
> bad research with missing baseline data, missing scale factors,
> missing
> verbs, and unfathomable conclusions. (I think I was "de-facto thesis
> advisor," except that I was unsuccessful in coaching the PhD candidate
> into re-doing his sloppy work. I hope his committee denied him his
> degree. He didn't pay me, either.)
>
> I've made very little money doing this sort of stuff (I think the
> scientists fund the editing personally, out of their lunch money), but
> it's fun.
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References:
telecommute: From: magk
Re: telecommute: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: telecommute: From: Peter Neilson

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