Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Working from home with kids underfoot is hard? Duh!

This is front page news from the Boston Globe today, commenting on yesterday's snowstorm which caused many adults and kids to stay at home:
Many of the same Boston-area workers who spent hours sitting in snow-snarled traffic during the season's first storm last month took a decidedly different tack yesterday: They sat in front of a laptop, telecommuting from the comforts of home.

If nothing else, yesterday's modest storm proved to be a one-day experiment in the effectiveness of the home office, especially among those not used to it. All across the region, many found a few surprising pitfalls entwined with the obvious perks.

Yes, they could work in their pajamas, but they also had their children, under no obligation to telestudy on a snow day from school, getting in their way.

As we say in Boston: no duh...

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