Advice and inspiration for the millions who are considering the latest trend in today's workforce Get out of bed, walk down the hall, switch on the computer and the fax machine. Your commute to work is now over. Working from home, or telecommuting, has become an increasingly popular way to hold a job. Here, Lisa Shaw helps readers decide if telecommuting is right for them by telling the stories of real people who are already doing it. There is sound advice on everything from determining the viability of telecommuting, to negotiating the best arrangement with the company, to setting up a home office and establishing communication. * Relates the experiences of over fifty men and women who are part- or full-time telecommuters in a wide variety of industries * Rates the best and worst jobs for telecommuting * Features advice for keeping a career on track even when you are physically out of sight LISA SHAW (Grafton, Vermont) is a freelance writer who has published articles in Reader's Digest, Travel & Leisure, New York Magazine, American Health, Mademoiselle, Woman's Day and other publications.
She is also the author of Time Off Work: Using Sabbaticals to Enhance Your Life While Keeping Your Career on Track (as Lisa Rogak), available from Wiley.
Table of Contents
Why Telecommuting Now? Telecommuting and Business. Are You Right for Telecommuting? How to Negotiate with Your Boss. Setting Up Your Home Office. Planning Your Day. Working with the Office. What if It's Not Working? What's Next? Further Reading. Index.
LISA SHAW is a telecommuter who has written several books, including (as Lisa Rogak) The 100 Best Retirement Businesses, Vermont: Off the Beaten Path, and Time Off from Work: Using Sabbaticals to Enhance Your Life While Keeping Your Career on Track (Wiley). She has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers, including Mademoiselle, New York, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Daily News.