For Telecommuters, It’s Not about Going to Work

National Public Radio Story

For Telecommuters, It’s Not about Going to Work

There’s no longer anything novel about the way Laura Schoppe does her job. Each workday, she goes upstairs to her office above the garage of her rural North Carolina home. And surrounded by her two dogs, Zoey and Bella, she runs a multimillion-dollar company called Fuentek that helps its clients commercialize new technology.

While it’s not unusual nowadays for people to work from home, Schoppe’s company takes the idea to an extreme. All 40 people who work for Fuentek are required to telecommute. Schoppe calls Fuentek a “virtual company,” with no traditional office at all.

Read the transcript or listen to the story that aired February 9, 2010.


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