Gas-Saving Moment of the Day: Telecommuting

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A growing trend that’s becoming easier and easier as technology advances, telecommuting is a sure-fire way to save on gas by cutting — or at least reducing — the number of days you drive to and from work. Plus, it doesn’t carry the negative connotation of not working on Fridays, like yesterday’s four-day workweek idea.

With email, instant messaging, Blackberrys, iPhones and all the rest, telecommuting has become a simpler proposition than ever, and furthermore, in the age of $4 a gallon gas, it makes mountains of sense. Even for companies or businesses that require your presence, there may be ways to increase the number of days you can work from home.

For instance, try clustering meetings on certain days and grouping work that can be done from home on others. Conference calls, chat rooms and teleconferencing equipment can all help ease the transition to making workers more mobile and capable of working from remote locations.

Do you already telecommute? Would telecommuting work for your job? If so, what would some of the obstacles be? Let us know with your comments.

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