Thursday, February 9, 2012

Why not telecommute from say, Italy?

Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, tells about a guy with a sweet deal—he telecommuted for 13 mos from Venice.

If it works from your home a few miles away, why not farther?

He came back looking at life through a different lens, as he put it.

He started slowly—working up to the big trip. He telecommuted one day a week, keeping in touch by phone, email and teleconferencing.

He dealt with problems as they arose. He worked 2 to 11 pm in Italy so as to be on Florida time.

He learned the language.

And he set a time to return—for one thing, his wife wanted to work again.

The worst part—missing the Christmas party.

Now this was probably not this breezy and easy, but I bet it could be done.

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