Topic: telecommute

7 Annoying Tips For Making Working From Home Just Like Your Actual Job

7 Annoying Tips For Making Working From Home Just Like Your Actual Job

Though Wall Street is back at work today, they were home yesterday and the day before. And for those of you that are still at home, waiting out the storm, you may be getting a bad case of cabin fever. On Monday we gave you some tips on how to work from home but now we want to help you so you really feel like you are at the office. Whether you know it or not, you may actually miss being in an office. That is why we stole a few tips from our friends over at New York Magazineon how to make your home environment more like your work environment. More »

PHOTOS: A Look At The Destruction Of Hurricane Sandy In New York City

PHOTOS: A Look At The Destruction Of Hurricane Sandy In New York City

Ever since Hurricane Sandy hit the streets of New York, we’ve been bundled up in our cubby-hole Manhattan apartments looking at photoshopped pictures of our beloved city being ravaged (with a drink in hand, no less, to nip the cold). But, despite the danger, a few folks braved the whirling wind and rain to capture these very real photos of the infamous Hurricane Sandy’s damage. Then, they posted them on Twitter. More »

Hurricane Sandy Is Not An Excuse For Staying Home If You Work At A Tech Startup

Hurricane Sandy Is Not An Excuse For Staying Home If You Work At A Tech Startup

A little bit of rain (well actually quite more than a little bit of rain) isn’t going to keep the tech startup crowd from going to work. Though restaurants, Wall Street and other small business have all shut down, tech startups are still open. Due to cloud-based management systems, social enterprise tools and impenetrable servers, tech founders can work through natural disasters and even get ahead. More »

This Chart Shows You All The Benefits Of Telecommuting

This Chart Shows You All The Benefits Of Telecommuting

We know the obvious benefits of working from home: writing emails in your underwear and having the TV on a low volume during long conference calls. Those are givens. But did you know that by telecommuting you actually help the environment and your health? Plus, think of all the money you will save.  For instance, the average commuter could save up to $1,500 on gas per year, as well as shave 109 hours of time spent in car. And despite what previous studies have said, this one says working at home increases your productivity by 10-20%. More »

5 Ways to Sell Your Boss on a Flexible Schedule

5 Ways to Sell Your Boss on a Flexible Schedule

Want a little more flexibility at work? The good news is, according to the Citrix Workshifting Index, 93% of companies say they will have some sort of flexible work policy by 2013. But if you don’t want to wait until next year to see if you’re the beneficiary of a flexible schedule, you can pitch the idea to your boss now. Here are six tips for convincing your boss a flexible work arrangement is just the thing for you. More »

Study: Employees Are Willing To Take Pay Cuts And Give Up Their Favorite TV Show To Work From Home

Study: Employees Are Willing To Take Pay Cuts And Give Up Their Favorite TV Show To Work From Home

Some people just really really want to work in their pajamas all day. According to a new survey of people who currently telecommute, 40% of employees would be willing to take a pay cut in order to be able to work out of their home. Of this 40%, 74% would be willing to give up between 2 and 5% of their salary and 20% would take a 10% cut. More »