Friday, April 28, 2006

Telecommuting is still not main stream

Computers, BlackBerries and personal digital assistants are making it easier for some companies to be flexible with schedules, allowing employees to work from home when necessary.

While few companies in Colorado Springs allow full-time telecommuting, many expect the practice to grow in popularity as gas prices near $3 a gallon – and show no signs of falling in the face of unrest in Iran and Venezuela, and required seasonal changes at the nation’s refineries.

“It costs more than just a dollar or two to come to work anymore,” said David Kast, a chief executive officer at Stockman, Cast Ryan & Co. “So we do allow people to work from home. We have one employee who works from home during our busy season – she comes into the office maybe once a week.”

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