Does telecommuting mean more work?telecommuting
Instead of being a way to balance career and family, US employees who telecommute often find themselves working more hours each week, say researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.
- Most of the respondents who work from home add five to seven hours to their workweek compared with those who work exclusively at the office.
- Those who work remotely also are significantly less likely to work a standard 40-hour schedule and more likely to work overtime.
- Most telecommuting hours occur after an employee has already put in 40 hours of work at the office.
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