What people do when they telecommute (besides work)

Half of employers are opposed to letting their staff telecommute. Perhaps this infographic will convince them otherwise—or solidify their current opinion.

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Considering that I’m writing from the sofa—with a DVR’d episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” on the tube, mind you—I can’t honestly sympathize with you.

According to an infographic from OnlineDegrees.com, 33 percent of companies allow some of their employees to work from home on a regular basis, while 50 percent of bosses are opposed to it. Another 35 percent merely tolerate it.

Perhaps that’s because of what many telecommuters admit they’re doing at home— besides working. Still on the clock, 43 percent of your home-confined colleagues fess up to watching TV or a movie, while 35 percent say they often do chores. Heck, 24 percent are even drinking on the job.

But the most shocking part is the typical attire of the home office: A mere 7 percent said they work in their underwear or birthday suit compared with 49 percent who actually put on jeans and a t-shirt.

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