空中英语教室:20110216 MP3在线课程 Working From Home

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"There are radiologists working at home in their pajamas reading X-rays. There are nurses taking calls at home from anxious mothers-to-be. There are a lot of industries going this way even in a wholesale way, not just ad hoc, a couple of days a week," says Kate Lister author of Undress for Success: The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home. She says about 2 percent of the American workforce currently telecommutes some days a week.

Lister is a champion of working at home. She says if more companies would allow their employees to work at home just a couple days a week, the overall savings nationwide would amount to billions of dollars. She also says that individuals would save US$2,000 to US$7,000 per year, including a total of US$15 billion at the gas pumps. Lister argues that workers appear to lead more balanced lives when they work at home.

"It does take an amount of discipline. There is a settling-in period," Lister says. "But generally, when you get a routine down, you work more when you work at home."

「有放射科医生穿着睡衣在家工作,研读X光片, 有护士在家接听焦虑孕妇的来电, 有许多产业一周有几天甚至是大规模地以这种方式运作,而非临时的安排。」《褪去衣服迈向成功:在家赚钱的赤裸真相》(暂译)作者凯特·李斯特这么表示。她说,目前约有百分之二的美国劳动人口一周有几天从事远距工作。

李斯特是在家工作的拥护者。她表示,如果有更多公司准许员工在家工作,一周只要几天就好,那么全国省下来的总金额会高达几十亿美元。她也表示,个人每年可以省下两千至七千美元,至于节省汽油费的总金额则达一百五十亿美元。李斯特认为,员工在家工作,似乎反而能过更平衡的生活。

「这的确需要不少的自制力。有一段适应期,」李斯特说, 「但是一般而言,当你习惯了例行工作之后,在家工作时就可以做得更多。」

 

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