I’m extremely lucky that way.
I totally get what it’s like to be on the other end of that spectrum. All my past jobs were hostile as hell to the concept of telecommuting. Though in the cases of Target and Hollywood Video, I can’t blame them.
Today I work for a company that’s entirely rational and actually likes its employees. It’s shocking. I still don’t believe it when something good happens, and I’ve been conditioned to expect another shoe to drop. No tricks yet. It’s just an actually cool place to work.
I recognize how rare that is. No chance in hell I’m giving up this position any time soon.
You hear that, all you crabby small business owners bitching about your personnel shortages? You want to keep people on your team, it helps to treat them like people. You fucking dumbasses.