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Software engineer telecommuting?

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  1. MartezJ

    MartezJ Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know what the options are for telecommuting in the Software Engineering field?
     
  2. draceplace

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    Welcome to TSG!, I hope you find some help and help others when you get the opportunity. Thats how the community works.

    Telecommuting happens often especially with Software Engineers. I do it occasionally but I my job requires that I show up at work. Its really on a job by job, company by company basis, no specific answer can be made until you get a job. Then it could be brought up carefully in the interview unless thats the only option.
     
  3. MartezJ

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    Ah I see, thank you draceplace. I usually focus better alone, do you think that most software engineering jobs will accept telecommuting and reporting to the place of work, every now and then? How often do you telecommute to from home?
     
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    It's a company by company decision. It also depends on what your professional experience is. If you're right out of college, an employer isn't going to leave you at home all day to do your work. If you've been working professionally for 10 years in a mixed office environment (office and telecommuting) you have more leverage.
     
  5. MartezJ

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    Oh I see, well coming out of college is it likely that I will be able to telecommute at all? The reason I am asking is because I have a focusing problem and it can be managed when I work alone, in quiet enviorments.
     
  6. draceplace

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    You will be placing a large handicap on yourself if you focus on your 'focusing problem' when trying to get a job. The job market is tough.

    Hiring manager: "Let see...do I hire the guy who says he needs to work at home so he can focus or hire this other guy, not quite as qualified, but willing to do whatever it takes".
     
  7. MartezJ

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    Yeah but I know that some jobs for software engineers are advertised for telecommuting full-time. I don't think an employer will really care if I am knowledgeable and know my stuff, right?
     
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    As the others have said, it depends on the employer. There is still a stigma (and rightfully so) that people working from home don't really work from home. I say rightfully so, because it's often true. You're going to have to prove yourself regardless. Again I agree that you shouldn't focus on your focusing issues. Just manage it and work, it's that simple.
     
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    I'm guessing you're not in the United States. Jobs here are hard to come by, and applicants are plentiful.
     
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