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3 Healthy Workshifting Habits

Posted by on 28 November 2011

Becoming a workshifter often means a significant lifestyle change. You go from spending 2 hours a day commuting to suddenly having that time back. Where once you had a cafeteria to serve you fresh, hot meals for lunch, you now have to make do with your own refrigerator and stove. Your cubicle mates have now […]

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Has Telework Growth Slowed?

Posted by on 16 November 2011

The latest research from the Telework Research Network indicates that while telework is growing, it’s not increasing at the pace we might have expected. According to 2009 U.S. Census data, 61 percent more employees considered home their primary place of work versus 2005. But that number translates to only 2.3 percent of the total workforce. […]

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When I write about my workshifting lifestyle, there are so many strands to discuss. I, like all other workshifters, have multiple reasons for pursuing remote work, including a checklist of needs for it to run smoothly. When you are disabled, using a cool electric wheelchair and requiring full-time care assistance along with a raft of […]

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Workshifters come in many varieties, and the 2 flavors with which I am most familiar are the freelance contractor and the full-time employee who works from home. In either case, your time is your money. The hours you attach to any given task or project have a value – the time you could be spending […]

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Are You a Workshifting Newbie?

Posted by on 8 November 2011

It’s no secret that working remotely is becoming increasingly popular. Millions of people are now teleworking, and that number continues to grow. Working from home is known to boost employee morale and increase productivity. In addition, fewer commuters means fewer cars on the road, which has a significant environmental impact. It also allows us more […]

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As a nation, Australia has one of the world’s most carbon-intensive economies, producing more than 20 tons of CO2 per person – ahead of the United States, Canada and even Saudi Arabia. In October, Australia caught up with much of the rest of the world by putting a tax on carbon dioxide production. The Australian […]

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