WORK-AT-HOMERS WORK HABITS; ELECTRONIC TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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work habits

From a nationwide survey

of 76,634 workers

Telecommuters

65%

frequently bring work home

37.2%

work from car or on road

30.9%

take 6 or more business trips a year

33.3%

operate a home-based business

Home-based businesses

26%

frequently bring work home

14.8%

telecommute (work at home

during normal business hours)

15.8%

work from car or on road

11.6%

take 6 or more business trips a year

Those who work from car/on road

42.3%

frequently bring work home

17.8%

telecommute

28%

take 6 or more business trips a year

17%

operate a home-based business

All workers

20.2%

frequently bring work home

4%

telecommute

8.4%

work from car or on road

9%

operate a home-based business

Electronic tools

of the trade

Telecommuters

28.5%

use cellular phones for work

24%

use portable computers for work

23.8%

use a pager or beeper for work

18.7%

use on-line services for work

2.6%

use a personal digital assistant

Home-based businesses

16%

use cellular phones for work

7.4%

use portable computers for work

13.1%

use a pager or beeper for work

6.7%

use on-line services for work

0.9%

use a personal digital assistant

Those who work from car/on road

37.8%

use cellular phones for work

16%

use portable computers for work

33.3%

use a pager or beeper for work

7.8%

use on-line services for work

2.1%

use a personal digital assistant

All workers

8.7%

use cellular phones for work

7.3%

use portable computers for work

12.1%

use a pager or beeper for work

5.9%

use on-line services for work

0.8%

use a personal digital assistant

Source: Market Facts

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