Here are some helpful work-from-home tips from a telecommute pro

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Unlike most people who are now telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been working from home for a long time.As in two decades.Between full-time jobs that allowed it (one of them way back in 2000) and freelancing while I raised two children, I’ve truly appreciated the benefits that come with the arrangement — the biggest one being able to wear sweatpants every day if I feel like it.In all seriousness, my good fortune is not lost on me. Yet there are also challenges and considerations that workers — and their employers — who are new to the realm of remote work may want to think about, based on my many years of working from home.Tom WernerNearly 70% of employees are still working remotely all or part of the time, according to a recent Gallup poll.If you’re among them, you’ve probably already heard about the value in situating your work space away from distractions as much as possible and being sure to take breaks. I’d say those things are true. And it will be interesting to see how companies deal with issues like injuries sustained while working remotely (in relation to workers’ compensation) and generally how best to monitor employees’ …

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