Once you're functioning as a well-connected telecommuter with multiple ways for people to contact you and for the exchange of information, you also may begin to feel a sense of intrusion. Depending upon the degree of connectivity you have with the “world” beyond your office, there can be a wide assortment of equipment interrupting the serenity of your telecommuting space and demanding your immediate attention:
Multiple phone lines ringing and flashing.
Voice mail signals and greetings announcing the accumulation of an astronomical number of messages in your voice mail box.
Flashes and incessant beeps from the answering machine.
The pager that beeps or vibrates with demands that ...