As a telecommuter one major difficulty of working from home (or on the move) is convincing your employer or client that you are actually 'working'. While the reality of the home working environment is that you probably actually work hard and longer than if you were in an office, this fact usually escapes your employer - simply because they can't see you sitting at your desk. Having been on the road for the past five weeks, and therefore difficult to get hold of, I have been accused of taking 'holiday' by numerous members of my client base, and nothing I can say seems to have convinced them otherwise. (Not even showing up at the office looking totally shagged out!) It is well documented that "the average office worker admits to frittering away 2.09 hours per day, not counting lunch " ... and that's just what they'll admit to! So the boss-logic must therefore be: if someone you can see is p*ssing away 30% of the working day, someone you can't see must be doubly laissez-faire ... right? Wrong. For [...]
Just a quick note to say that I've just received an email from Google saying that my Adsense account has passed the minimum earnings threshold of €10, finally entitling me to be paid for having their ads on my site. So a big thank you to all of those who clicked on an ad. (please keep clicking - gratuitously) What will I do with the money? Well, I thought I'd go and buy myself a packet of frozen prawns from the 'Paris Store' on Faubourg de Saverne! Quel bonheur!