Seventeen telecommuting pet peeves


17. Employees who prove the distrustful management view to be accurate. Some people are not self-starters and treat their own work-at-home days the way their managers fear: I'll dial in for the meeting, I'll poke at some of my work, and I'll spend the rest of the day or doing personal errands. Those "telecommuters" imagine that everyone has as poor a work ethic as they do. Such workers give the rest of us a bad name, and enrage telecommuters whose major problem-the much more common one-is that they can't stop working. (Your computer calls to you. Constantly. Nights and weekends.)

That's just the start, however. I'm sure you could add your own telecommuting pet peeves to the list-minor and major. Contribute your own in .