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    telework benefits, as you're aware, are even larger.

    * Reduced infrastructure demands
    * Improved social stability, community strength,
    * Etc ...

    Lots of challenges -- including that (a) the utility savings at offices are offset by greater home use, (b) too many (virtually all) companies "save" money by putting the office expenses on employees, (c) doesn't work for all employees (even all 'white collar'), (d) requires different management style(s), etc  ...

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    by A Siegel on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 05:51:55 AM PDT

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      Re. the challenges you mention:

      a)  Greater home use in turn offset by home solar, which is much more feasible in suburbs (where the automobile commuters come from) than in cities particularly on highrises.

      b)  Employee expenses are all tax-deductible:  square footage devoted to home office, work-dedicated broadband service (may be different to home broadband due to requirements such as VPN, VOIP phones, etc.), any other work-dedicated infrastructure.  

      But you don't get a tax deduction for gasoline to drive to work, so there is actually a double advantage here: lower gasoline costs, plus tax deductions.

      c)  If the job only entails typing & talking, it can be done by telework.  But clearly if it entails putting hands on products, or going to client sites, then it can't.  

      d)  Different management styles: companies can & will adapt given the financial benefits of reduced costs & overheads.  Management software is available to monitor employee performance in various ways.  From the employee perspective it's also less intrusive.  

      BTW, I see your LinkedIn invite: I'm not on LinkedIn or any other social network.  Plain email still works.  

      "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

      by G2geek on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 07:01:48 PM PDT

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