Working For Company From Home Instead of Your Office??

@artistry (4154)
United States
December 21, 2009 3:30pm CST
Do you think it benefits a company or an employee, if there is equipment, fax machine, xerox machine, tele-conferencing availability, eyc., set up at home supplied by the employer or purchased by the employee and written off, so that the employee could work from home instead of the office?? A daily call in would be necessary and a physical office visit as needed would be a requirement. Do you think it could be beneficial to both??
4 responses
@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
21 Dec 09
i think it's beneficial cause u work on your own time.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
24 Dec 09
...Hi Dollybaby, That is more than likely one of the best things for the employee, that you are able to do your work around your own time schedule, but the work gets done. You don't have to worry about driving to get to work so you could start earlier if you wanted to. I think it would be a great idea, if the company would benefit as well. Thanks for your comment, take care.
@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
24 Dec 09
your welcome
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Yes it benefits both the company and the employee. The employee does not have to get up early to go to work and can set their own hours as long as they get the work done on time. The company will save on having to have space for the employee not to mention insurance at the workplace. As long as the employee calls in and setup an appointment once in awhile at the office there should not be any problem with the employee working at home.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
24 Dec 09
...Hi happy, I think the same as you do. The cost to the employer would be greatly reduced, just the savings on the cost of building maintainence would be huge. No heat, no electricity all day long for a large building, a small office would possible suffice. No transportation cost for the employee, no clothes to dress up in to buy, no braving the weather. I think there are benefits on both sides, the employee has to be disciplined enough to get his or her work done but that should be a given, if they want to keep their job. Take care, thanks for your comment.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
It will benefit both I think. For the company, there will be no need of putting up the employee table or office. And for the employee, there will be no more traffic and extra money for going to the office. But if you bring your work at home, you will have not enough time for your family. Thats why I never bring my work to my home especially during weekends.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
24 Dec 09
...Hi Fulltank, I think you are totally right, that it would benefit both. Missing the traffic, and all of the hassle involved in getting to work, the weather would not be a factor. The employer would save on heat, electricity, and larger building cost. You are also right about the family. But you would, if the situation occurs, have to set up your office with a do not distrub sign, and set hours for work. After work hours, that is when you would interact with family, just like you were coming home from the office. Work hours, play hours, set boundaries, it could work out well. Thanks for commenting.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I like the idea. I telecommute to my job in Boston because I live in Western Mass. Being a writer, it's really easy for me to telecommute. If I was a receptionist or some other on-site requirement, that would be more difficult. The best thing is that I don't have to get dressed up in clothes I don't like to go to work.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
30 Dec 09
...Hi there cripfemme, Thanks for your comment, please forgive me for taking this long to respond to you. I think your position would be the perfect job for such an idea. I would think the saving of time traveling to work would be one of the great benefits and savings to the employee and the maintainence of a large office for the employer. If I were you, if there is a suggestion box, I would suggest it. Or better yet I might talk to your boss about you doing it personally. You might get the idea rolling for the entire company, if it is feasible for some of the other staff. Take care. Have a Happy New Year.