Telework Could Save $38 Billion Dollars

June 28, 2008 by Chuck | 2 Comments

Work from home – Save $38 Billion!

A survey by the public-private teleworking partnership Telework Exchange has concluded that encouraging those who can work from home to do so for two days a week, rather than commute into work, would save 9.7 billion gallons of gas or $38.2bn.

This is an interesting statistic. Workers certainly care if they can save money.

But, this doesn’t pass the “what’s in it for me” test when it comes to selling your boss.

Business owners already have enough hassles with employees, they want to know what THEY save. If teleworkers don’t think this through, they’re making more of an argument to be outsourced by a virtual assistant than anything else! 

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  • Jennifer on June 28th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    What an amazing stats on working from home!

    I love your post because it really puts into perspective how much money people not only can save but make working from the comfort of their homes.

  • Kathryn on July 9th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    As I became burned out working as a nurse, I used to think that I wished that I’d made a different career decision because I thought I could never work from home. But last year I learned that, while I can’t do clinical nursing, I can work from home as a nurse. I work the hours I choose. If I can’t sleep in the middle of the night, I can get up and work. If I am tired during the day, I can take a break or a nap. If I want to work long hours for a few days and take the rest of the week off, I can. I actually do get to eat regular meals now, something I rarely got to do as a clinical nurse. I’m loving the money I save with my car parked in the garage. And every day is casual Friday! In addition, it has given me the chance to start my own business apart from my regular j.o.b.

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