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17 Telecommuting Pet Peeves

Dec 31, 2008, 02:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Esther Schindler)

"6. You find out about relevant events too late. Team members can schedule events (such as training classes) so late that it's difficult for telecommuters to arrange to travel to the office. Often, it's too expensive or seemingly pointless to try to attend.

"7. People fail to recognize time zone differences. If the home office is on the east coast, some people assume you are on the east coast. So they will blithely call someone in California in a home office at 6:00am, thinking that it's 9:00am. ("Oh gosh, sorry I woke you. But can you still answer this question for me?")"

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