Re: Tech writers: our sad lives

Subject: Re: Tech writers: our sad lives
From: "Suzette Leeming" <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Mike Schmidt" <mschmidt -at- weathercentral -dot- tv>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 16:20:14 -0400

I've successfully telecommuted, either full time or part time, at 3
jobs. Just asking to be able to work from home is not enough, you need
to justify it. Create a business case for telecommuting.

Some good resources are:
This site also has a calculator to calculate ROI, along with some good
case studies.
This was the resource I used in my last job. It helped me create a
business plan that was win-win for both employer and employee (me).
The information at this site can be read online, or they have a PDF
version that can be downloaded.

After I presented my business plan, I followed up with a draft of a
telecommuting agreement, for a trial period of six months, at which
time it was supposed to be re-evaluated. They never re-evaluated it
though, just continued it in force until the day I left (approx. 6

Suzette Leeming
Stouffville, Ontario, Canada

On 8/16/06, Mike Schmidt <mschmidt -at- weathercentral -dot- tv> wrote:

Or in a bottle with a cork in it.

You can write from your offshore fishing boat. And
your employer will put your paycheck in the mail bouy
just outside the harbor. :-)


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