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Telecommuting Telecommuting, also known as Teleworking, is the work style that will allow you to work for a company without dealing with the typical office woes. Pros and Cons of Teleworking As is true with any job style there are high point and low points. Telecommuting may not be beneficial for every person or suit every job. The following are pros and cons of telecommuting. Pros of Telecommuting You get to work at home. Major decrease in commuting time and stress. Increase job responsibility thus increasing productivity. Creates a better work environment. Increase schedule flexibility. Pros of Telecommuting Creation of stronger family connection because you are home more often. Broadens the base for career advancement for people who are physically challenged. Productivity is the basis for performance evaluations. Cons of Telecommuting Possible expense issues if your company is not willing to support your home office. Household conflict based on working during specified family time. Isolation from social and professional environments. Cons of Telecommuting Possibility of losing advancement opportunities. Overworking because your office is in your home. Possible loss of support services; technical and other office support services. Decrease in morale due to lack of performance appraisal. Summary It is important for each individual to decided if the pros outweigh the cons. When deciding to work from home each applicant should be well prepared and expect the best. However, the more educated we are about any topic the less likely we are to make decisions that could impact us in a negative way.
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