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It’s been a little while, but I have a good excuse

Posted by admin on Jun 14th, 2008
Jun 14

It’s been just over two weeks since my last post, but the reason is actually somewhat green. I’ve taken on a consulting job that has taken up a fair amount of my free time lately. The reason it’s somewhat green is because it’s almost 100% remote, which is great for reducing any additional gas consumption. Now if I could only convince my daytime employer to do the same thing….

I’m a linux and unix systems administrator by trade and I’ve recently delved into the consulting aspect of my line of work. I have quickly come to a realization – why don’t more businesses give the option to work remotely? I’ve read that the trend of the future is to cut office costs and hire remote workers – and I’m not talking about outsourcing, although that has its energy savings benefits as well. In my particular line of work there seems to be an exception to the rule, and I wonder why? Where I work for my day job, all of the production servers are in two different remote countries – so essentially I’m already working remotely from my desk. With the rising costs of energy wouldn’t it just make sense, for all parties involved, to allow workers to work from home? Lower utilities bills for the business, and lower commuting costs for the worker. Win-win, right?

Feel free to post a comment, or you can send me an email with your thoughts. I would love to hear what people who read this blog have to say about any of my topics, and I would love to hear about ideas on things they have tried to make their lives greener. If you don’t want to post a comment, then just send me your thoughts to webmaster at this domain. I will give you credit – or anonyminity – if you like.