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Fall 2000 Vol. 44, Number 3

Telecommuters

—NUTSHELL:
Telecommunication technology lets telecommuters transform almost any space into a workplace. Instead of going to work, many telecommuters let work come to them. Welcome to the age of the portable job.


—SNIPPET:
Some employees skip their commute to work 1 or more days a week. Instead of traveling to their primary workplace, they bridge the gap using telecommunications technology. These workers telecommute in an age when information moves faster than highway traffic.

Most telecommuters in the United States work at home when they do not go to their primary workplace. But many people working at home are not telecommuters. So, how do you know a telecommuter when you see one? Itís hard to say. Experts vary in their definitions of telecommuting.

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Last Updated: December 12, 2000