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Some 43 percent of American employees work at least remotely part of the time, according to a Gallup survey. That number has continued to climb as freelancers take on a greater share of the workload and video conferencing makes meetings “pants optional
ASK IN PERSON When you’re ready to negotiate a new work arrangement, set up a face-to-face meeting with your boss to outline your plan.
DEMONSTRATE VALUE Remind your boss that you boosted revenue with your super spreadsheet, or that you haven’t taken time o in a decade.
ENSURE YOU’RE INSURED Your health insurance might not cover extended trips abroad; make sure you’re covered for problems that might arise.
GO FREELANCE If all else fails, take the show on the road. Fully 35 percent of the American workforce has taken a lone-wolf approach to work.