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How To Talk Your Boss Into Letting You Telecommute To Work

Watch more Office Survival Guide videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Talk your boss into letting you telecommute with these persuasive arguments. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Build a case Add up the time you'll save by not having to commute to work. Jot down all the daily distractions that go along with working with others, like being drawn into office pools, birthday celebrations, and watercooler chats. Build the case that you will be more productive at home. Step 2: Schedule a meeting Request a meeting with the boss. Say that you've found a way to become more efficient and you'd like to talk to them about it. Tip The best time to have a meeting with a manager is midmorning, during the middle of the week. Studies show that's when they're least busy. Step 3: Be reassuring Assure your boss that you'll be available during the same hours that you are working now. Tell them that you'll come in as needed for special meetings or projects. Step 4: Request a trial run Suggest that you try telecommuting on a temporary basis, after which they can revoke or revamp the arrangement if it's not working to their liking. Step 5: Compromise If your boss turns you down, ask if you can try the arrangement just one or two days a week. Step 6: Make a bold offer Still no dice? Consider offering to take a small pay cut in exchange for the luxury of telecommuting. The average U.S. worker spends over $200 a month in commuting costs, so offering to take a salary cut equivalent to that expense will help them save money without affecting your bottom line. Did You Know? Thirty-seven percent of workers polled said they'd take a pay cut of up to 10 percent in exchange for the opportunity to telecommute full time.
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