The Few, The Proud (the lonely)...
I starting doing it in April of 1996, then did seriously in mid-June, and thought about it
since 1990, when one of my co-workers did it at CADAM. What is it, you might
ask? Why it's telecommuting! Working from home, allowing your co-workers to
ASSUME you're goofing off rather than doing it in the cubicle zone where they
can see you.
But all seriousness aside, I wasn't meant for even a half-hour commute. I live in the
past, having grown up in the bustling metropolis of Waupaca, Wisconsin (the county seat
of Waupaca County, for those of you who don't know where it is), where my father
walked home for lunch. So when a friend suggested that I go to work for
Wonderware in July of 1994, setting myself up for a 79-mile (one-way) commute, I didn't take her
too seriously. But she convinced me that Amtrak was the way to go, so I signed on.
I won't get onto my soapbox about quality of life when one spends four hours a day
behind the wheel (I guess I just snuck that one in, didn't I?), but it strikes me
as a waste of time. So here are a few things to consider if you're thinking about
talking your boss into allowing you to be come one of the few, the proud...
Links to other telecommuting sources...