When I drove to work, I spent about $20 a week on gas. When I began telecommuting full time, I was able to save about $1000 a year on gas I didn’t have to buy. It was like a raise I gave to myself.
Of course that was before the price of a gallon of gas doubled and tripled. I often think about what I would have to give up if I were still driving so much and paying $2000-$3000 a year in gas.
Are you still driving to work everyday? What are you giving up to deal with the high costs of gas? What if you could get some of that money back by telecommuting one or two days a week?
Yahoo had a story on the topic today. At the end of the story there are some good questions to ask yourself if you are considering telecommuting and it gives some good strategies for getting your company to support you in your efforts.