Study finds telecommuters work longer hours
Working from home sounds like a great idea. No traffic jams, no need for child day care and you're in your pajamas. But a study at UT-Austin finds it may be too good to be true.
Sociology Professor and study co-author Jennifer Glass says telecommuting usually means more work.
"About 2/3rds of the telecommuting hours were performed after people had already put in 40 hours at their work place."
Professor Glass says it's difficult to separate work life from home life when you work at home. University of Houston business Professor Dennis Adams says your neighbors may take advantage of you.
"If your neighbors find out that you're working at home; then the FedEx deliveries get dropped off at your front door."
Both say the rules need to change for workers at home so they can unplug and not be on call 24/7.
Hear the podcast with Matt Patrick and Houston's Morning News as he talks with Woodlands Congressman Kevin Brady: