SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— If you commute to work in the Bay Area Monday would have been a good day to stay at home. In fact, maybe you did. Monday morning’s commute because of the BART strike led to traffic chaos with delays on the roadways and long lines on buses and ferries.
It wasn’t as much of a problem for those who have the option of working from home.
The last time we talked about telecommuting was when Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer announced that she was ending the company’s work from home policy.
Obviously there are some jobs where you physically have to be there, but in many cases, it’s not too hard to work from home. I do it everyday and have been doing it for years. Obviously you need a computer, a phone (whether it be landline or cell phone) and that’s pretty much it. You used to need a fax machine, but they’re pretty much obsolete.