Saturday, March 10, 2007

Simple Saturday Suggestion: Work From Home

I file this thought of mine under the category of "It Seems Really Simple To Me" aka "Even a dummy can figure this out.":

Why doesn't our government (or anyone, for that matter) put pressure on businesses to implement more telecommuting? I mean, the technology is there. Pretty much anyone has it these days. So, why are every Tom, Dick and Harry still schlepping out to their automobiles and driving to work five days a week? Why aren't more and more desk workers spending anywhere from 1-4 days a week working from home? Here are some benefits I could see to this:

1. Less traffic in any given rush hour
2. Less wear and tear on vehicles for workers
3. Less auto accidents
3.2 Leading to less injuries/deaths
3.3 Requiring less emergency services
4. Less fuel consumed by Americans in general
4.2 Leading to less dependency on foreign oil
4.3 And less global warming
5. Families wouldn't need as many vehicles
6. Cost of auto insurance would be less with fewer cars and less accidents
7. Less energy used in the workplace
8. Less maintenance necessary in the workplace
9. Commute time could be dedicated to more work or more family time
10. Less kids home alone after school
11. Less stress

I can't find a single reason not to allow for most workers (besides service workers) to work at home at least part of the time. So why aren't there large numbers of people out there promoting this cause?


  1. I agree--working at home can be wonderful. You might want to check out these sites.

    I made $500+ in October, over $700 in November, $900+ in December, $700+ in January, and $850+ in February on line. All these sites are free to join.

    Also, I have proof of payment on my sites like pics of checks I have been paid, a 1099 Tax form, etc.

  2. Thanks for that dana. I'm not as interested in finding new employment for myself - I don't have to drive to work daily as it is. I really wonder, though, why it isn't the mainstream to have workers work from home whenever possible.

    Thanks for the information, though. I'm sure there are msny people who can benefit from it.

  3. The company I work for had 6000 plus employees telecommuting last year. This year, we got a new CEO who doesn't believe in telecommuting. So 6000 plus employees had to either come back into the office or find new jobs. Kind of seems like we're going backwards doesn't it?

  4. A lovely piece of info!