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It's been almost 2 weeks since I've gone into the office... and here I sit now. It's like I'm visting someone else's space that just happens to have all of my stuff in it... like an internship or something.

I talked to my boss about going on a permanent work-from-home schedule. I did the typical lead-in by asking "So, do you feel my performance for the past two months has been up to par?" and mentioned after he confirmed that it had been decent, said "you know... I've only been in the office for about 4 hours a week in that time...". He did seem somewhat surprised at that (oops). He said that his boss isn't generally approving of such things... which is really annoying considering we just got a message from the EVP of HR (our boss' boss' boss' boss) making it clear that she supports such things (and putting clear allowances in place for reimbursement of work-at-home expenses, so her money-where-her-email is). To quote one of my best friends when talking to her then boyfriend, "This is what we bitches call 'mixed signals'".

It's kinda sad that I can work at 1/4 of my pace and still meet expectations of my management, and appear fully engaged. I honestly think I'm just bored... maybe working on my resume would be more interesting :P
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From:redarius
Date:May 25th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)

"Distributed Office"

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Yeah. My boss works from home once a week .. and I'm moving the same direction. Since I'm walking distance from work now, once I have my geek dsl and finally get through the approval process for VPN (they make it seem like this enormous deal, it's amusing), I'll be at home at least one day/week. I could do my entire job from there, but I do get some value out of being here because part of my job involves socially engineering people into doing what I want. It's tougher to do that by email.
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From:kuteluvr
Date:May 25th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)

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I would normally agree... there's an amazing amount of information that comes from the social networking aspect of office work. In my case though, the vast majority of my team is in Roseville... so one could argue that, no matter where in the bay area I work, be it home or the office, I'm still a remote employee.
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From:redarius
Date:May 25th, 2004 12:10 pm (UTC)

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That's true .. been there, done that. Most of my team was in Singapore when I worked at Mediaring. That was fun, heh. Language AND Distance.

You have a place to crash if you did end up working late or need to be there very early for a meeting in Roseville. We're not that far from there, and I worked in Roseville for three years.
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