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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Past GT essay - Travel from and to work is becoming more difficult. One solution is that employers should allow employees to work at home. Do you agree that the advantages are more than disadvantages?



Working from home with the help of telephone lines, or, in other words, telecommuting has become very popular especially where internet connections are fast and reliable. It is especially advantageous when the roads are congested with vehicles and traffic moves at a snail’s pace during peak hours. Telecommuting is a win-win situation for both employers and employees. Definitely the pros are much more than the cons.


There are many advantages of telecommuting to employees. To begin with, it saves time as no time is wasted commuting to and from the office. It also saves money as no spending on private or public transport has to be done. Furthermore the worker can look after family commitments like dropping the child to school etc. Although most of the work done by tele-workers is monitored, still a few minutes can be snatched at times. Finally, the tele-worker can do some side business side by side.

Furthermore, there are many advantages to employers. Firstly, less office space is needed as the workers are working from home. It is a fact that land prices are exorbitant and it is very expensive to build large offices. Not only building but maintaining offices is also very costly. Then, it has been seen that employees take less sick leave and other leaves. This is also beneficial for employers.

On the other hand, there are some disadvantages also. Firstly, a corner of the house has to be reserved for office work and a good internet connection is needed. What is more, the stimulating office atmosphere is missing and so it can become very boring at times. The employers also find it very difficult to supervise tele-workers.


To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that, telecommuting has benefits as well as some disadvantages. However, the advantages are much more than disadvantages.

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