May 22, 2024

Old-fashioned Work

Today I go back to work. Not that I’d been out of a job; instead, I had been working via the tele-commuting route for the last 16 months. Now it’s back to the real commute and what can be a substantial grind in Houston, Texas.

Tele-commuting is the coming thing, I am here to tell you. Get rid of the 1-2 hours wasted each day in an automobile and what do you have? A happier, more productive employee.

Still, a part of me is glad to be heading back to the office. Why? Simply put, people need people. It’s incredibly difficult to maintain discipline working alone, day after day, with no feedback. This from a person who is probably better at it than most.

So was the experiment a failure? Hardly. I was able to function effectively working 100% remotely. Technology support for this facet of work is available and works smoothly.

I simply wouldn’t recommend it as a five-day work week. Two or three days per week of tele-commuting is a substainable, viable method of reducing stress and pollution.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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