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101 Tips for Telecommuters—Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family by Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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45. Get the Respect You Deserve (How to be sure you and your work are taken seriously)

Since many myths and misunderstandings still exist regarding the life of a telecommuter, it's sometimes difficult for other people to take you and your work seriously. The perception others have about someone “at home” is that the person is not really or seriously working (since they perceive home is not a real or serious workplace). The burden for achieving the regard, respect, and seriousness you'll need rests squarely on your shoulders.

For you and your work to be taken seriously by others, you must take yourself and your work seriously. All of your effort to focus your energies, organize your work, plan your day, and monitor your progress are major contributors ...

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