Telecommuting May Cut Your Odds of Raises and Other Perks
There are lots of benefits related to working from home, especially when it comes to balancing work and family and having a more flexible schedule. That’s why it may be worth the effort to convince a hesitant or skeptical employer to let you telecommute.
But if and when you do get the go-ahead to telecommute, you should be prepared for a few downsides, as well. One big one, as this article discusses: you may be at a disadvantage when it comes to getting raises, promotions and other perks.
That’s because when you work from home you may miss out on valuable face time, when your boss and co-workers simply see you around the office. Even if you visit the office for important occasions or participate in discussions and meetings via web conferencing, you may still be missing out on daily appearances at work.
Or, as the old saying goes, out of sight means out of mind. Even if it is obvious that you are being productive and doing and excellent job, it is only human nature that the most visible staff members would be foremost in others’ minds.
So what can you do to try and overcome this challenge? It can be helpful to try and increase your visibility around the office. Try to make appearances more often, even when you don’t have a meeting or other obligation that requires your attendance. And try to think of other ways to remain visible and “prominent” in the minds of your bosses and co-workers.
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