Questions about telecommuting - a work arrangement in which employees do not commute to a central place of work, but often work from home instead.

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Company Removing Telecommute Option [closed]

I work for a smaller company that has had the option to telecommute since the inception of the company. There is a perception around the company that abuse of the policy by my team is the reason for ...
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Forced to take sick leave [closed]

This appears to be the opposite of the usual situation... Can my California employer require me to use accrued sick leave rather than work remotely while I am recuperating? I was working full-time ...
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How do I get my family to respect my home office?

I got my current job a few years ago when the company had a second office near my hometown. A few months later they closed that office and offered me the opportunity to work from home instead. I ...
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How to handle discussing working remote and the impending possibility of leaving for a new job? [closed]

I have been with my current employer for 6 years. While most developers work in-house, we do have several developers who work remotely. For personal reasons, I am currently in the process of making an ...
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What is an efficient remote work setup you use while traveling? [closed]

I'm about to begin working fully remote -- 100% away from a corporate office -- and am curious to what hardware setups have worked for people before. I have a laptop and monitor with a docking station ...
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Telecommuting: how should I ask to successfully achieve it?

I've been working on a company for half a year, as a web developer but also offering consultancy in Android to my colleagues (about 1-2 hours per full-time working day). However, I'm planning to move ...
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What does it mean when a job post says “Based in the U.S.”? [closed]

I'm an American expat living abroad in Lima, Peru looking for remote work in the software development industry. In many advertisements for remote work at U.S. companies I've seen the requirement: ...
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Ask for increase after being made home-based

I am a regular employee in our company. But since our company is moving into another city, I have been asked to work home-based since my wife is currently pregnant. Now, is it possible to ask for a ...
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What time counts when it comes to remote work?

I'm getting back into the world of work after being disabled for 10 years and got a job as a software developer. Because of a disability I work from home. I'm starting again at a junior developer ...
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How can I persuade employer to allow me to telecommute after maternity leave is finished?

I am at an IT job that I was very fortunate to get, but hasn't been the best fit for me. However since this is a local government agency, people don't get terminated easily. When I was in my first ...
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Negotiating telecommuting for an IT Support technician who's nearly automated himself out of a job

Background: I was hired to support and manage the rollout of a new M$ Surface fleet (200 of them). This includes provisioning, training and support for troubled users of the tablets and the mobility ...
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Is it necessary to work 8 hours a day if I work from home? [closed]

I was previously working in an office from 9-6 but my boss decided for us to work remotely due to various reasons. When I was in an office setting, I had no choice but to stay in the office from 9-6 ...
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Problem with telecommuting work

I'm developer with 2 year experience, already working with my current Boss for 8 month. I'm just starting working telecommuting for 1 month not all the time though just 1 or 2 days for a weeks. Anyway ...
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Drinking alcohol when working from home

Would it be appropriate to drink alcohol during working hours if you work from home/remote work? As responsible adults it's not unreasonable to have a glass of wine or a beer with a meal. Obviously ...
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Convincing my manager to let me work from home

My manager wants to hire me for a full-time position in a big IT company. My job is mostly programming / fixing bugs / developing features.. software engineering to cut to the cheese. During the last ...
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How can full-time telecommuters overcome feelings of isolation?

I've been working 18 months in a telecommute position. We moved to a new part of the US that is lacking any after work activities and I left all my friends 1,500 miles away. Any ideas out there for ...
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What is the literal value of an office? [closed]

Say you have multiple offices, all over the country. Each office has an operational cost (rent, internet bill, etc.), and a certain number of employees. You also have employees who telecommute. How do ...
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What are the work-ethics and conventions for remote-workers' taking sick-leaves? [closed]

I am wondering what is the best way to approach sick leaves when dealing with remote workers / telecommuters. Is there an Additional Stigma? What's the Difference when You're Already Home? I feel ...
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How to apply for full time telecommute developer positions?

I've been a successful telecommuter as an contractor in an application developer role on a random basis. Usually contractors aren't allowed this opportunity, but I've always been able to deliver ...
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I just got a job that I can't afford to go to, how to resolve? [closed]

I'm going to sum up my situation fast: I just got an initial offer for a job To put it in perspective, the initial offer was in the$60-80k a year range I currently live with my parents I have 15 ...
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How to deal with “unresponsive” colleagues?

I routinely have to deal with a situation when some of my colleagues do not reply to my chat messages or emails. I can't just ignore them, because I get tasks from them and occasionally need to ...
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Most effective way to do daily standup meeting when a few people are remote

I am a software developer in a small team of seven. We are not an Agile (with a big 'A') team but are experimenting with some aspects of agile. One of these is the daily "standup" meeting. The ...
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Challenges for distributed teams across countries [closed]

I was studying a few months ago about distributed teams working in differents time zones and/or countries. In Mike Cohn's book about Scrum, there are a few examples about this kind of situation and ...
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Automatically measure effectiveness of communication in a virtual office?

I've seen articles on passively measuring and optimizing professional communication that appear to lead me to believe that such systems are both of value, and that people are okay with them being in ...
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What data supports the benefits of telecommuting/working from home?

There are a lot of discussions with regards to Telecommuting and Work from Home at various places I worked. In most cases a company allowed people to work remotely but there are some that don't. My ...
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How do you separate or integrate your work and home life when telecommuting?

I recently started a job where I can telecommute 1 day a week, and the hours are fairly flexible as long as you are being productive and getting your time in. I find I'm as productive if not more so ...