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Working From Home: Awesome or Awful?

Telecommuting can increase employee satisfaction and decrease turnover. It can also be lonely.
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For over a year, I worked almost exclusively from my tiny apartment in Harlem. Aside from trips into an office every six weeks or so, my work schedule and surroundings were mostly left up to me. On some days, I would fly through assignments and personal tasks with unusual efficiency. But on other days, telecommuting meant working from the time I woke up until

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