Author Topic: Asking to telecommute  (Read 1143 times)

mozar

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Asking to telecommute
« on: January 17, 2015, 01:29:43 PM »
Hello,
I will be looking for a new job this fall. At what point should I ask about telecommuting? And what kind of language should I ask for in the offer letter?
Thanks.

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Re: Asking to telecommute
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 06:12:30 PM »
My company offers it to those on the job 6 months or longer. We are able to telework up to 3 days per week for most positions.

Our company sees it as a productivity tool and cost saving measure. I believe they even mention it in the early interview process as a benefit to help attract talent.

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Re: Asking to telecommute
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 06:37:33 PM »
I've never had a job that mentioned telecommuting before I was hired. I would like to know before I was hired if they offered it to help me make a decision.
It's also been confusing to use it at my current job. There is no policy. It seems like if I ask nicely to telecommute the answer is no, but if I say I'm telecommuting today they say "thanks for letting us know!"