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Convince Your Boss To Let You Work From Home

by glen

Mark at Productivity501 has a great post outlining how to convince your boss to let you work from home. Here’s some of the statistics he uses to back up his hefty proposal.

According to the 2003 Census report, the average commute time is 38 minutes each way for some parts of the country. That is 76 minutes each day, over 6 hours per week or 41 work days each year. If you live somewhere that has a long commute time, it is easy to see how much time is just spent driving back and forth.

If you were able to eliminate the commute even one day per week, you would save over 65 hours per year. That is over 8 work days of time or equivalent to an extra 1.5 weeks of vacation.

Very convincing. Think it’ll work? ;)

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Wordpress Guy March 24, 2007 at 12:44 pm

I work from home around 2 days a week, sometimes 4, sometimes none. My commute is about an hour each way – so most weeks that saves me around 4 hours. A bigger benefit for me are the couple of lunches I get to have blogging in the garden instead of at my desk.

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G. D. Milner March 26, 2007 at 12:52 am

Just remember: The extent that you can and do habitually work from home is the extent that you can be outsourced. Sometimes it’s better to show up with a smile on your face even when you don’t have to and aren’t expected to.

Cheers.

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