To help you become an effective telecommuter, Jessica, we have a few suggestions to share with you. I understand you will be working at home for the next nine months. The following guidelines should help you stay in touch with us and complete your work satisfactorily.
* Be sure to check your message board daily, and respond immediately to those who are trying to reach you. * Check your e-mail at three times a day, answer all messages promptly, make sure that you send copies of relevant messages to the appropriate office staff. * Transmit all spreadsheet work to Scott Florio in our computer services department. He will analyze each week’s activities, and update all inventories. * Provide me with end of week reports’ indicating the major accounts you serviced.
In preparing your work area, you should make sure you have adequate space for your computer, printer, fax, and storage. For security reasons, your working area should be off limits to your family and friends.
We will continue to hold once a week staff meetings on Friday’s at 10 a.m. in the morning. Do you think it would be possible for you to attend one or two of these meetings? The next one is Friday, November 17th.
I know you will enjoy working at home, Jessica. Following these basic guidelines should help you accomplish your work, and provide the office with adequate contact with you.