Friday, June 08, 2007

MICHAEL S. MALONE writes an interesting article on working from home.

As a post-doc I worked from home on Fridays. I had a newborn son and thought that this would be a great opportunity for me to spend some more time at home with my family. It turned out that while I thought I was getting Fridays at home what really happened was my employers were now getting Saturdays and Sundays from me.

Now that is the kind of dedication and work load that is expected of post-doctoral fellows so I didn't grumble too much. But it did make me aware of the trade offs.

My current workplace does not support working from home and I have been reticent to push the issue for this reason.


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