RE: telecommute

Subject: RE: telecommute
From: "Latella, Vincent" <VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 14:15:34 -0400

"Agreed. I am lucky enough to telecommute one day a week. No one offered
it to me. I saw others doing it and I had to make a business case for
it. Others in my company do it more often, but some of these people say
they struggle for recognition. I think if a company is begun on the
principal of the virtual office, telecommuting will be an everyday
thing. Otherwise, not so much."

Just out of curiosity, how did you (or any of the other TECHWR-Lers out
there) go about making "a business case for it?"

I am toying with the idea of moving to two hours from my current place
of work, and before I *really* start looking, I am preparing to discuss
it with my manager to see if a partial telecommute schedule is even an

It's not unprecedented here; one of my colleagues lives four hours away
and comes into the office three days per week (staying at his in-laws'
near work two nights), and works at home on Monday and Friday.

While I can easily put together a case explaining how such an
arrangement wouldn't diminish my productivity, I'd probably have a hard
time coming up with reasons as to how it would *benefit* the company.
Nobody telecommutes 100% here, so everyone has an office or a cubicle.
That said, it's not like they'd be saving on space.

Anyway, I was just curious as to how you brought it up, and what your
justification entailed.


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