Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Sample Telecommuting Proposal Letter

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Here is a sample Telecommuting proposal that you can share with your boss.

TO: Mary Lou, Supervisor

From: Joe Doe

RE: Telecommute Proposal

I am writing to express my desire to perform my job as Medical Transcriptionist in a telecommuting capacity beginning October 15,. I’ve spent hours researching the subject, and I am excited about sharing the information I’ve gathered with you.

What are the benefits of telecommuting?

There are many benefits of telecommuting. Besides increasing productivity, telecommuting:

* Cuts the cost for office space

* Reduces stress and commuting time

* In case of emergencies I can take care of whatever problem arises and then work later on in the day instead of calling sick

* I can still work during harsh weather conditions

* Telecommuting can boost morale and help employees stay on the job.

* Improves the work/life balance

* Increases employment of women

* Increases employment of disabled workers, etc

These are only a few of the benefits that telecommuting can offer this company. Please give me the chance to prove these tremendous benefits to you.

A laptop  printer, FTP, DSL or cable modem is all that I need to perform my job, and these are things that I already possess in my home office, and will use.

Telecommuting programs have been working for companies like Jetblue, Virgin Atlantic, AAA, Cigna, Carnival Cruise Line, etc, and can definitely work for this company.

I would like to telecommute two days a week starting 10/15/  for a period of at least six months. After six months, once this is working out, I would like to telecommute three days a week, with the possibility of doing this full time after another review of my performance.

I do have child care needs that will be met by a part time babysitter.

I know that you’re probably having concerns about off-site performance. If this is a concern for you, I assure you that you can monitor my productivity and performance off- site better than workers on-site. We can connect via skype.

How? Well, let me introduce you to Elance freelances. Elance provides visibility into virtual cubicles of employees and remote workers.

Elance  offers web-based applications that create a complete view of each person, including a web cam to capture and see what they’re working on. So with the click of a mouse you can see work I’ve done in the past, you can verify logs, review work, etc.

After telecommuting for six months, on 04/15  we can sit down in a meeting to review my performance. At that time we can determine whether or not I should continue.

Enclosed please find several articles on telecommuting, names, telephone numbers, etc., of managers and employees that are enjoying the benefits of telecommuting.

I know that I possess the skills and personality necessary to succeed as a telecommuter, and will prove that to you.

I am really looking forward to this and believe with all my heart that this will be a tremendous benefit to the company, and all involved. Thank you for your consideration.

Mary Smith

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