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Subject:Re: The telecommuting myth From:"David M. Brown" <dmbrown -at- BROWN-INC -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 5 Jul 1999 08:09:47 -0700
Sheridan-Smith John wrote:
> Interesting to hear that teleworking is as much a myth in the US as
> it is in UK. I have given up mentioning the concept of teleworking
> to prospective employers...
I've had quite a different experience.
Of perhaps twenty clients, only two have required me to work on-site. In both cases, it was because I was documenting hardware or software that was inaccessible outside their office. With all our other clients, I visit the office only for interviews, meetings, and celebrations. A couple of our clients have really "gone the extra mile" to make hardware prototypes available or set up dial-in network access and telephone conferences.
Perhaps telecommuting is just more common for consultants than for contractors and staffers.
David M. Brown - Brown Inc.
dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com