Real Lives of Telecommuters Revealed

Real Lives of Telecommuters Revealed

Real Lives of Telecommuters Revealed

1. Blissful Balance 80% of survey participants say telecommuting improves their work-life balance.
Ever wonder how your telecommuting colleagues really live? Turns out, many of them actually do work in their pajamas. They also tend to love their work-life balance – to the point where they’d take a pay cut to maintain the status quo. There are downsides: Many complain of constant soreness because of inadequate office furniture. The inside scoop on these out-of-sight workers is reported in a survey from Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc. There are a reported 2.8 million telecommuters in the U.S., and the survey presents a complex portrait of their lives and preferences. While many convey a certain leading-edge tech savvy, most prefer to communicate via old-fashioned email as opposed to IM or other more in-vogue options. And even though the vast majority of these professionals are proactive about securing their computing devices, a surprising number confess that they fail to take the simple step of backing up their data. To find out more about the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
eWeek eWeek

Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.

By submitting your information, you agree that baselinemag.com may send you Baselinemag offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Baselinemag believes may be of interest to you. Baselinemag will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

Click for a full list of Newsletterssubmit