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.

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