Fear over Flex-Time
April 13, 2010

Cube Monkeys: A Handbook for Surviving the Office Jungle

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“Most employees feel there is more pressure than usual to be in the office. They feel as if that jacket needs to be on the back of their office chair at 8 at night because everyone is trying to prove that they’re indispensable.

Blame it on the recession. Flex-time employees, those who work alternate schedules that included working at home or around their children’s school hours, have become more skittish. Those who work outside the workplace often feel as if they’re not growing. Stay-at-home workers often work longer hours than their on-site counterparts, but some are not sure their colleagues know.”

While telecommuting is a great concept it doesn’t change the fact that most managers want to see their employees “working” in the office. The problem is getting to the office, which is usually tedious at best. For those who have looked at telecommuting as an option to ease their commute, there is a better solution – Commuter Swap. By living closer to your workplace, you’ll have less of a commute and still be able to participate fully in the office environment. Keeping both you and your boss happy!

source: CNN – http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/worklife/03/29/flex.time/index.html?hpt=C1
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The Housing Market Continues its Decline
March 6, 2010

Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

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“As the overall economy improves and the employment situation grows a little less dire, the question becomes whether real estate can muddle through — or if it will need a new round of government support to ward off another damaging downturn.

There are plenty of reasons for worry. The Obama administration’s effort to compel lenders and servicers to modify loans has not been a success. Many of these owners will eventually lose their homes to foreclosure.

Meanwhile, a quarter of homeowners with mortgages owe more than their houses are worth. If prices start dropping again, some will be induced to walk away, further undermining the market.”

The housing market is still in retreat with no signs of recovery. If you need to relocate, but you’re unable to sell your home, swap it instead with Commuter Swap. Just because your stuck with you home, doesn’t mean that you’re stuck in your home.

source: The NY Times – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/06/business/economy/06econ.html