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The Danger of Telecommuting [Image]

Are you able to resist the temptation and focus on your work without the boss there to “watch” over you?

The paradox of computers [via Reddit]

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  • Published 10/21/11

Comments (8)

  1. Arston

    Well when you have to get the work done you don’t really have a choice, do you?

  2. elazar55


    Sure you do. Either get the work done or get fired.

  3. cee


    Not if you want to keep eating.

  4. Anonymous

    To pay an employee an hourly wage while he/she is telecommuting is idiotic! Either pay by the job or pay a salary if there is any telecommuting going to be done. Of course, make sure parameters are set too, like deadlines, conduct, and business hours. That way, whatever your employee does with his/her time is his/her own business.

    Distraction – mishmachtion.

    To you (control freak) bosses: stop trying to control a chaotic world – you’ll live longer. Focus on the the results!

  5. David

    Wonderful cartoon.
    Actually, we are all self-employed, many of us contracting ourselves out.

  6. Boitumelo

    hahahaha; well computers are self-destructful; but hey we can’t leave without long as you’re done with the daily routine task you can waste some time and get back.

  7. David

    I don’t get it. The image is so badly scanned in, (moiré ?) I can’t make out what the balloons are pointing at?

  8. JohnM

    Re what balloons are pointing at: computer and computer.

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