Saturday, March 18, 2006

Telecommuting is a growing trend

Imagine being on a Hawaii vacation and stepping onto the hotel balcony to watch the sun rise over the Pacific.
Then the phone rings. It's a co-worker from the mainland. Ready for the conference call?
It happened to Darlene Frudakis, president of PetAg Inc., a Hampshire, Ill.-based pet food maker. Even more surprising was Frudakis' reaction.
"It was just a fabulous feeling," said Frudakis, a full-time telecommuter who is very comfortable blurring the line between work and play. She relishes the "freedom and creativity ... to think outside the box" that comes with being physically detached from her company's headquarters - whether that is at home in Novato, Calif., or on vacation - and says that makes her more productive.
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