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According to Wikipedia, Telecommuting, remote work, or telework is a work arrangement in which employees do not commute to a central place of work.

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Is there evidence that developers working remotely are less productive then when they work onsite? [closed]

So I was speaking to one of the folks I work with here a few days ago, and they were complaining that their company no longer allows workers to work remotely at all any more due to the decrease in ...
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Why don't more companies hire remotely?

I keep hearing about the desperate recruiting efforts of companies in tech hubs such as SF and NYC. However, every time I'm contacted by a startup I'm told the position is on-site and working remotely ...
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Cons of working from home

I am a software developer for a large corporation, and currently work from home two days a week, and I absolutely love it. However, because of juggling of personnel, my team's office may get shutdown ...
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can a team lead's work ever be done working remotely

I am currently a software developer. As a next milestone in my career I am thinking I must establish myself as team leader which leads a small development team in order to meet deliverables, ...
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Pros and cons of working truly remotely [closed]

Will I hurt my career as software developer/entrepreneur if a move to a remote location? Do I have better career prospects if I am based in a developed country or if I live in a remote end of the ...
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How to effectively telecommute when working for a small firm?

I'd like to know what experiences others have had telecommuting full time? What software tools and processes helped maintain cohesion and maximized collaboration & productivity?
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Remote Working & Relocation [closed]

Sorry if this question is a duplicate, I did some extensive searching and found nothing on quite the same topic (though a couple on partially-overlapping topics). Recently, whilst on holiday in ...
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Which languages are more conducive to telecommuting, and also less concerned with pairing?

I don't know that it may even make a difference, and I reckon if it did the differences would be cultural rather than technical, but if one were going to set out today (2011) to learn a language, and ...
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Tips for developing with a remote team? [closed]

My company has corporate offices around the country and I have been hired under contract to work in one office while the rest of my team works in another. We are in the same time zone, but definitely ...
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Tips for working at home? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I program from home. What can I do to be more productive? What about if your office is your home? I'm not talking about a self-employed devoloper. I'm talking about been ...
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Telecommuting with a foreign employer as a permanent job [closed]

Does anyone have any experience in telecommuting (working at home) for a company based in some foreign country? By this I don't mean working on some contracted job, but more or less permanent job. Is ...
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Telecommuting from Australia - tax arrangements [closed]

I live in Australia, and I am currently looking at some of the remote job offerings in countries like US/UK. However I have very little understanding of what needs to be done to report that kind of ...
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Are companies in certain locations (big city vs small town, etc) more likely to offer telecommute contract programming work?

I'm interested in taking on more contract projects for programming and, although it'd be nice to find clients just in my area, I want to expand my search a bit to other areas where a company may allow ...
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What tools are available for remote communication when working from home or with a distributed team? [closed]

My supervisor is allowing my team to dip our toes in the water of working from home. Considering a recent aquisition of another company is requiring some employees to love this new idea which will ...
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Should companies consider remote employees or stick to local employees?

Elite developers can be 10x more productive than an average developer. Clearly it's easier to find an elite developer around the whole world than in a company's backyard. If a company is not ...