The following is an excerpt from a longer article on CNN.com, which Jennifer contributed to.
I am lucky to say I got my all—thanks in large part to being able to telecommute. I am a communications strategist living in San Diego and my company is 2,400 miles across the country and three time zones away in Washington, D.C. I work from home 75% of the time and travel to Washington once a month for client meetings. Two years ago, I told my employer I was getting married and moving across the country to San Diego. He said, "We value you and want you to stay with us. Why don't you telecommute and travel as needed for client meetings?"
It's been a win-win for the company and me alike. I would estimate that not having to commute or put on office outfits saves me three hours a day. Not to mention saving the time lost on water cooler chats, office gossip and meetings for ...
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By Jennifer Baskerville