Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do )

Subject: Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do )
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:18:47 -0600

In case you haven't seen the latest, this column in WSJ says that "most"
tech companies support remote/telecommute/work -at- home -dot-

*http://tinyurl.com/bah6dt5*<http://allthingsd.com/20130225/survey-says-despite-yahoo-ban-most-tech-companies-support-work-from-home-for-employees/?mod=googlenews_editors_picks&google_editors_picks=true#>

One thing I thought ironic in the statement from Yahoo was the note that
they have a distributed workforce, including India. Seems a bit remote to
me. Why does it work for them and not for people in the US?

Anyway

Kathleen


On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:47 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>wrote:

> After I was here for over a year and had proven myself to some extent, I
> asked to be allowed to work from home one day a week. I made a verbal
> agreement with my then-manager. As far as I remember, telecommuting wasn't
> included in any original discussion.
>
> From: Suzette Leeming [mailto:suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 1:09 PM
> To: Cardimon, Craig
> Cc: Gene Kim-Eng; McLauchlan, Kevin; TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do )
>
> 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.
>
> Suzette Leeming
> Stouffville, Ontario
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com
> <mailto: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<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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Follow-Ups:

References:
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: William Sherman
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Bill Swallow
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Anne Robotti
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Suzette Leeming
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Cardimon, Craig

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