RE: Do as I say, not as I do

Subject: RE: Do as I say, not as I do
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: William Sherman <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:36:20 +0000

If you can't work with your current company to allow you to telecommute, find another job that allows you to telecommute as soon as you can (if you can). When you resign, tell them that this is why. If enough people vote with their feet, employers will start to get it. Until that time, nothing much will change.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of William Sherman
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:22 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Do as I say, not as I do

I love how companies have these "feel good" campaigns but they don't really mean it. Like the green thing.

They want us to be green. Don't print so much, don't pollute so much, and so on. And they put neat slogans on their emails like this:

Please do not print unless absolutely necessary. Spread environmental awareness



But they won't allow you to telecommute, so really, they are forcing you to pollute much more simply by driving to their office than all the possible printing you might do.


I figured it out one time for a company that had a website page / company group that was concerned with the environment. Letting people work from home even one day a week would have been ten times less pollution and wasting fuel than the program they were pushing of turning off lights, reducing printing, and so on.

Working full time from home was something like 150 times less waste.

Yet it is better for the company to make you waste fuel, time, create pollution, and so on than to let you work at home.

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