A case for work­ing from home

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for ex­am­ple, can dif­fer dra­mat­i­cally from those of the States, and a re­port in Gulf News in Novem­ber 2011 found that “telecom­mut­ing is still alien to UAE cul­ture”.

One rea­son for this, the ar­ti­cle ex­plained, was that visas for for­eign work­ers al­lowed in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies a fixed num­ber of em­ploy­ees per square me­tre of of­fice space. Ac­cord­ingly, telecom­mut­ing would not al­low start-up with var­i­ous places I work from be­sides my home.’” One oft-over­looked ben­e­fit of telecom­mut­ing is the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port by pro-telecom­mut­ing body Glob­alWork­place An­a­lyt­ics, if all Amer­i­can em­ploy­ees were able to work just half their work­ing week from home, it would re­duce carbon

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