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Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do )
Subject:Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ) From:Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> Date:Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:08:54 -0500
In many situations, telecommuting is one of the conditions of employment,
and negotiated and included in the offer of employment. I can't honestly
predict how I would react should the conditions of my employment be
suddenly altered without discussion or negotiation. I suppose it would
depend on many factors, including my respect for the company, my enjoyment
of the work, etc.
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>wrote:
> I'm describing telecommuting as a privilege, because that is how our HR
> department describes it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gene Kim-Eng [mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 12:15 PM
> To: Cardimon, Craig
> Cc: 'McLauchlan, Kevin'; 'Anne Robotti'; 'TECHWR-L'
> Subject: Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do )
> Telecommuting is not a perk or privilege. It's a working arrangement that
> suits the mutual convenience of both employer and employee. As such, it is
> among all those "other job requirements and/or conditions"
> that are subject to change as the needs of the job are reevaluated. The
> employee is has an equal prerogative to decide the job requirements no
> longer suit his or her needs. The possibility that employees may leave is
> something the employer has to be prepared for any time the nature of the
> job changes.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> On 2/25/2013 8:33 AM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:
> > When perks or privileges are revoked because they can be, then The
> Powers That Be are undermining loyalty and morale. I'd say they just
> stepped in quicksand.
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