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10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

Hamsa Ramesha | HRPeople

March 10, 2010

7. Be Realistic

Don’t expect your employer to pay for all of your expenses like your internet connection or your printer ink cartridge. As a telecommuter, you should be aware of your company’s policies on benefits as they apply to you. Check up on special tax deductions you can take such as office supplies, lunch meetings, or a work cell phone bill.

And just because you work from home, doesn’t mean you can run your personal errands. Don’t run out to the bank, get groceries, or chat with your friends for hours. Set time aside for your personal responsibilities just as you would if you went to an office every day.

Tip #8: Technology

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