Friday, July 4, 2008

The Demise of Telecommuting Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Wasn't it just a few months ago we were bemoaning some of the major telecommuter-employers calling their shut-ins back to the Real Office? Yes, it was. But now that gas is outrageously expensive and workers are facing real economic pain, employers are re-embracing telecommuting as a way to keep people from sobbing uncontrollably at their desks as they think about how much it costs them to get to those desks.

More evidence: this piece from the Baltimore Sun with a number of examples from Baltimore-area employers who are using telecommuting as a way to ease the burden of driving around.

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