Thursday, March 17, 2011

More People Taking Work Home With Them

Your job is following you.
Investor's Business Daily reports that more and more people are taking working home with them:
Here's an excerpt:
You aren’t imagining things – your job has followed you home.
The fastest growing segment of home office workers is people regularly bringing home work with them, according to research firm IDC. Technology advances such as ubiquitous broadband and low-cost notebook PCs and smart phones are making it hard for workers to leave their jobs behind at day’s end, says IDC analyst Justin Jaffe.
A third of U.S. households now say they have a home office either for their own business or telecommuting and after-hours work. Of the 39.6 million U.S. households with home offices, 61% are for after-hours work, IDC reported Thursday.
Last year, 24.2 million U.S. households had offices for corporate after-hours work, IDC says. That compares with 8.5 million for telecommuters and 19 million for home-based businesses. And after-hours work is growing faster than those other segments, Jaffe says.
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