Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tele-commuting is it as good for the worker as for the employer? Business English Lesson

Like it or not, Tele-commuting is here to stay.  Employers need to reduce costs, and workers need more flexibility.  It seems like a match made in Heaven! But is it? 

Read this article and be prepared to discuss it with your English teacher

Key terms:
contract out work
net profit
lower overhead
an upside
pension plan 
has been touted
barring that

According to the article, what are the advantages and disadvantages of tele-commuting. 
Which is better for the employer? 
Which is better for the employee? 
Which do you like better, working as a telecommuter or in an office? 
In which type of environment do you work best?
Do you like to have personal face to face contact with your fellow workers? Why or why not? 
Can you set your own hours if you work from home? 
Could you turn one of your hobbies into a job? 
Have you ever worked from home? If yes, what did you like about it? 
How much time did you really put into the at home job? 
Which type of job can you make more money? 
What are the expenses if you work from home? 
Would you recommend this type of work to others? Why or why not?

Lesson plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

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