When the Metrorail system shut down last month, the commuting nightmare many feared didn’t materialize. Now, transportation planners have the data to explain why — telecommuters.
With hundreds of thousands of Metro commuters scrambling to find a way to work Wednesday, the private-sector business community is urging employers to be as accommodating as they can.
In an area where it\’s not uncommon for daily commutes to clock in
around one or two hours
each way, working remotely, if even for a few days a month, is an attractive idea
What do you think about Yahoo\’s decision to end telework opportunities for its employees?
About four years
ago, Suzanne Carroll made a choice that almost
old enough to drive in Frederick County made in
2011 — she began to commute by public transit.
Her commute is now less hectic, despite
occasional MARC train delays, she said.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says its
largely held up when agencies in the Washington
area were closed
for two days because of Hurricane Sandy.
Changing technology and employer attitudes are
enabling more workers to telecommute at least one
day a week, according to U.S. census figures.
If you\’re looking for a raise or a promotion, it
turns out showing up may be half the battle.
Teleworking: kitchen tables, pajamas, freedom from
commute stress. It\’s a perk many area residents
enjoy. But is telecommuting or working at home
hazardous for careers?