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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 03:16 PM
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"Few US workers who could telecommute do so: study"
NEW YORK (Reuters) - One-quarter of the U.S. work force could be doing their jobs from home if all those able to telecommute chose to do so, according to a study on Wednesday which said many still elect to work at the office.

All those people working from home could translate into annual gasoline savings of $3.9 billion, according to the National Technology Readiness Survey.

The study found that 2 percent of U.S. workers telecommute full-time and another 9 percent do so part-time.

But another 14 percent of workers have the option of telecommuting, or have jobs conducive to the practice but choose not to, the study found.

http://reuters.iwon.com/article/20060712/2006-07-12T171...
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 03:17 PM
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1. Elect or are required to?
I'd telecommute... But, then Management wouldn't have anything to do.

;)
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 03:19 PM
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2. Management likes to have it's little empire centralized.
Power must be seen and exercised to be satisfying.
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slide to the left Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 03:36 PM
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3. employers don't like it
I can work from home and do so sometimes. But 99% of my days are spent driving 25 miles on the the most congested Hwy in my state. You know the beginning of office space, yeah, my building is in the background.

I don't work from home bc my boss doesnt like me to
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