Job Doc: Will working from home jeopardize career?

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Q. I have the option to work from home. My friends are telling me not to do it because they think I don’t have the discipline, but how can I give up the chance to try not commuting, working in my pajamas, and working out when the gym is empty? Am I putting my job at risk?

A. It can be the best of times; it can be the worst of times. According to Forrester Research, 34 million Americans work at home at least occasionally and that number is expected to grow to 63 million by 2016, or 43 percent of the workforce.

You mentioned the gym and your pajamas, so you have some idea of the benefits, but will those also be your downfall?

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