空中英语教室:20110215 MP3在线课程 Working From Home

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For many, working from home is more efficient and saves money

With a rich Bolognese sauce simmering in a pot in her kitchen ─ that's for tonight's dinner ─ Cheryl Haga starts her workday. But instead of hopping in her car and driving 40 minutes to her San Francisco office, Haga takes about 10 steps to her dining room table and fires up her laptop.

Working at home is a delicate balance between being productive on the job and avoiding distractions like that pile of laundry. It's all about organization, Haga says.

"I've created an action plan for myself, and I prioritize what I am doing each day. I estimate the time each general task is going to take. For example, it's going to take me five hours to get to all my e-mails on Monday," Haga says. She organizes her time in terms of priority and checks off each task once completed.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and private studies on the subject, a growing number of people are telecom m uting, working from home one or several days a week.

对许多人而言,在家工作效率更高而且又节省开销

厨房锅里正用小火炖着丰盛有料的(义大利)波隆纳肉酱──那是今天的晚餐──雪柔·海嘉开始一天的工作。但是海嘉并非跳上车开四十分钟到旧金山的办公室,而是走十步左右到餐桌,启动她的笔记型电脑。

在家工作意味着需要在以下两者之间取得微妙的平衡:既要让工作具有生产力,又要避免受到成堆待洗衣物等令人分心事物的干扰。这全在于做事有没有条理,海嘉这么说。

「我帮自己设定了行动计画,而且把每天要做的事按照优先顺序处理。我会估计每项一般性任务可能会花的时间, 比如周一会花我五小时处理所有的电子邮件,」海嘉这么说。她以事情的优先顺序来规划时间,一旦事情做完就打个记号。

根据美国人口普查局及针对此一主题所做的私人研究的数据显示,有愈来愈多人从事远距工作(译注:或译电子通勤、电传通勤、在家工作),每周有一天或几天在家工作。

 

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