RE: telecommute

Subject: RE: telecommute
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "Latella, Vincent" <VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 08:57:55 -0400

Vincent asked how I made a business case for telecommuting. Here's what
I did, in no particular order.

I made sure others were already successfully doing it in our company.
They are.

I chose Wednesday. If I picked Monday or Friday, some would think I was
slacking off, even though I wasn't.

I proposed telecommuting to my supervisor only after I had been there
for over a year and had successfully turned in projects on time and all
that. I established a good track record.

I promised to make myself available immediately on my telecommuting day
should any hot potatoes fall into our collective lap.

I promised to stop telecommuting should my supervisor believe I was
slacking off, or should he believe my progress was slowing down while I
was working from home.

That's about it. I tried to a persuasive enough argument that he had
every reason to say yes, and he did.

-- Craig

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