Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Working from Your House Isn't for Everyone

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Working from Your House Isn't for Everyone

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Dear Bruce: What do you think are the benefits of working from home? -- Reader

Dear Reader: Very good and lousy, depending on your work habits and who is setting up the rules. For example, if your boss says you can work three days a week at home and you can be trusted to work from 9 to 5, that works out fine. If, on the other hand, distractions at home are more than you can overcome, then don't even consider it.

Frankly, I worked from home for years and the main reason it was so attractive to me is that I saved a hundred miles of commuting every day, which is no small thing. But some folks like the idea of staying in their pajamas until noon. It's very tempting, particularly if the house is empty during the day.

In other words, one man's benefit is another man's liability. …

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