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Shane
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      10-10-2007
http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/articl...597&fm=psp,nwl
More IT and technology workers are demanding flexible hours and conditions.

The Hudson IT and T Remuneration Guide has found a strong new trend,
particularly among workers aged over 40-years-old, to want to work four
days a week. More contractors are also working fewer hours - around 30
hours a week compared with 40 to 50 in the past.

Spokesman Campbell Hepburn says more permanent employees are demanding to
work remotely, either from home or away from their employers' main offices.
IT workers are also choosing short-term or project-orientated work
off-shore.

Mr Hepburn says despite the skills shortage in the IT sector, the market
cannot sustain rising salaries to meet demands. IT salaries have levelled
out compared with last year, when they increased by two to five percent. Mr
Hepburn says that is partly because companies now accept IT as part of
their business and it is no longer perceived as a specialist or separate
area. The exception to stagnant salary levels is at senior levels, where
highly skilled staff are harder to find.


Id put myself in the "Prefers Telecommuting" category. Nobody hovering over
your shoulder, no office dramas/politics.
Only downside is the same four walls get a bit OTT.
I saw a job recently (seek I think) where the work was telecommuting, but
expected to attend one office meeting per week which I thought was a
brilliant mix.

As for the wages, telecommuting doesnt restrict people to New Zealand
markets
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