I am telecommuting today and have found....

  • Timbales

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    Jun 06, 2008 2:42 PM GMT
    .... I have gotten more done in the 2.5+ hours I've been on than I do at the office in 6 hours.
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    Jun 06, 2008 2:43 PM GMT
    Explain the difference Tim, I'd be interested in why... just not being there physically?
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    Jun 06, 2008 3:44 PM GMT
    I telecommute every day and am the only one in my department who actually meets a deadline! I don't have the endless meetings that go on and on, the water cooler bitching about everyone else, the gossip, the hallway discussions, etc. The only time I'm not productive is when I have to go to the office. It's amazing how unproductive offices are.
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    Jun 06, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    P.S. Timberoo - my home office is located in your city.
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:44 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidExplain the difference Tim, I'd be interested in why... just not being there physically?


    I'm not distracted by all the noise of the call center. I don't have people asking me questions that they can find the answer to if they use the system for 30 seconds. I don't have my boss asking me help him use his computer.

    It's pretty good.
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    lissenup saidI telecommute every day and am the only one in my department who actually meets a deadline! I don't have the endless meetings that go on and on, the water cooler bitching about everyone else, the gossip, the hallway discussions, etc. The only time I'm not productive is when I have to go to the office. It's amazing how unproductive offices are.


    I am getting a glimpse of that feeling. When we relocate to our new building this fall, I'm hoping some of that will go away.
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    I'm in on a lot of Sundays when no one else is there and I tend to get 50x more work accomplished/completed then vs any other day of the week.
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    same here, i get in early or stay later to avoid the plethora of distractions. eventually i'll be able to work from home, but until then... and good on you, tim. enjoy the freedom! ;)
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    The best part about working from home is being able to blast Jennifer Hudson's new single from the Sex and the City soundtrack and dance around the room. I don't think I could do that in an office.
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:59 PM GMT
    ...and go to work nekkid, or nearly so. and sit in the back yard while working.
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:06 PM GMT
    Hell I WISH I could!!!
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:07 PM GMT
    I'm listening to Retro-Active on MusicChoice and drinking too much coffee. I'm home because my dog, Montana, had surgery Wednesday morning and she came home yesterday afternoon. I'm staying home just to keep an eye on her.
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    There are a couple of us who permanently work from home and yeah - it's a closely guarded secret that you can get a lot of shit done in a very short period of time giving you lots of flexibility to do other stuff *shifts eyes*.

    When I do go down to DC and the office, I'm blown away by how much of a time suck other people are! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI'm listening to Retro-Active on MusicChoice and drinking too much coffee. I'm home because my dog, Montana, had surgery Wednesday morning and she came home yesterday afternoon. I'm staying home just to keep an eye on her.


    I hope your dog is doing well. That's very sweet of you to stay home with her - I love responsible pet owners!
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    Gigaram saidThere are a couple of us who permanently work from home and yeah - it's a closely guarded secret that you can get a lot of shit done in a very short period of time giving you lots of flexibility to do other stuff *shifts eyes*.

    When I do go down to DC and the office, I'm blown away by how much of a time suck other people are! icon_twisted.gif


    Whats with all the shifting of the eyes u and Chem do???? Shifty mother fuquers!
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    lissenup said[quote][cite]Timberoo said[/cite]I'm listening to Retro-Active on MusicChoice and drinking too much coffee. I'm home because my dog, Montana, had surgery Wednesday morning and she came home yesterday afternoon. I'm staying home just to keep an eye on her.


    I hope your dog is doing well. That's very sweet of you to stay home with her - I love responsible pet owners![/quote]

    She's napping in one of her usual spots right now. She's 11 and we just had a large tumor removed from her liver on Wednesday. She's bounced back very well, all things considered. She had them wrapped around her paws at the vet's office. They were actually hand feeding her.
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:51 PM GMT
    I bet she had them wrapped around her paws - she's a cutie!
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    Jun 06, 2008 8:15 PM GMT
    I just bought my first house and a condition of the purchase was that the seller pay for a new roof be put on the front porch and garage. As such, I've been working from home, most of this week. While I've often gone into the office very early in the mornings or on Sundays and discovered the hidden pockets of productivity, this off-site working has been amazing. I've gone in to the office, each day, for 3-4 hours, but most of the week, I've been at home. I agree with you that the hidden productivity is amazing. I may need to do this more often.
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    Jun 06, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    I think this will become more prevalent, with the price of oil/gas, shifting overhead costs, etc. I'm amazed more corporations don't take advantage of a home-bound workforce.
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    Jun 06, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI'm listening to Retro-Active on MusicChoice and drinking too much coffee. I'm home because my dog, Montana, had surgery Wednesday morning and she came home yesterday afternoon. I'm staying home just to keep an eye on her.


    That is so sweet, you are a good father. icon_wink.gif

    It does not make sense for me to work from home, I live only 8 minutes by foot from my office. Life is tough!
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    Jun 06, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    lissenup saidI telecommute every day and am the only one in my department who actually meets a deadline! I don't have the endless meetings that go on and on, the water cooler bitching about everyone else, the gossip, the hallway discussions, etc. The only time I'm not productive is when I have to go to the office. It's amazing how unproductive offices are.


    I too, telecommute daily and completely agree. No "office" distractions or politicing. I have one of the highest productivity records of the entire team. It helps being able to wear little (or nothing) if I want to! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 06, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidI think this will become more prevalent, with the price of oil/gas, shifting overhead costs, etc. I'm amazed more corporations don't take advantage of a home-bound workforce.


    Part of the problem is that managers think people who telecommute aren't really working. Managers are also afraid they can't oversee what employees are doing. They would be amazed to see how much more productive people would be, and how much money could be saved, if more employees telecommuted.

    We have various meetings, and off-site staff members are always the ones on time (via phone) to them. The meetings usually never start until 10-15 minutes after they are scheduled because of stragglers.

    People who work in the office usually stay late and come in over weekends to get their work done because they can't do it during regular work hours. However, I can set aside time to work on something and eliminate distractions. I can also work to loud music, which increases creativity for me.

    Imagine how much money would be saved and how much better it would be for the environment if more people telecommuted.