Thursday, November 27, 2008


I know everyone out there is writing their obligatory Thanksgiving post, and Stella is no exception. As a telecommuter what am I thankful for?

  • A wonderful manager who enthusiastically supports my remote working, is always concerned with how I'm doing and connecting with colleagues, and who is one of the most kind, scrupulous, and ethical people I know.
  • A smart, hard-working, savvy, fun employer that gives me the opportunity to do interesting work for a really good cause.
  • The ability to live in a place of my choosing without needing to worry about my work situation -- when work is independent of location you enjoy a feeling of freedom and flexibility that is unparalleled.
  • My left pinky, and truly the full use of both my hands -- doing what you want, when you want to with your body is a joy that should be treasured every day.

And of course, Stella is grateful for her wonderful family, outrageous good fortune and health, the opportunity and hope that exists in the world even in times of trouble. But that has nothing to do with telecommuting, so I relegated it to the end of the post.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Kristine said...

I can so relate to the third item of your list. Due to some family circumstances, I had to move to my hometown of 9000 people. If I weren't telecommuting, I have no clue what I would have done for work. Put my degree to use at McDonald's?

Stella Commute said...

That's exactly right, Kristine. Sometimes I think I'd like to be even more adventuresome in locating myself -- perhaps I'm spending too much time watching House Hunters International on HGTV, but it starts to seem like you could live anywhere there is broadband, a coffee shop, and an airport. Within reason. The timezone thing can get to be a pain.

Thanks for reading.