Telecommuting and one worker's case against it: Preferring the office fizz.
San Diego and Boston
Telecommuting is on the rise in the United States, and an increasing number of workers have come to expect the options and flexibility it gives them in managing their personal and professional obligations. But not everyone prefers teleworking to being in the office.
Joe Franscella, the director of the cybersecurity marketing and public relations team at Trainer Communications in Pleasanton, Calif., had the option to telecommute several days a month in 2009, when he had a long commute. Although Mr. Franscella says he's highly focused and has no trouble getting work done at home, being in the office "was more about the positive energy that vibrates off of a collaborative staff."