Work on the Roam
Mebbe it's jes' spring time, but a lot of folks got they foot in the road...the wanderin' spirit is upon them. Itchin' to be in yore boots and off ter see what there is to see in this big ole world. And to understand it.
In a few weeks Aunty will be off on a jaunt, too.
But looky, this is what I talk wif ya'll about: Bein' "free agents". More 'n more folks work at home or on the road...they doan need no tether, ya' see.
I was miffed when I read a snotty Big Media journalist, Pam Constable, who put down web-based reporters. She wrote that the web was home to an "eager kid with a laptop and an Arabic phrase book in her backpack." Uh -huh. Read the handwritin' on the wall, Missy Pam--this is the future.
Of course, it ain't jes in journalism that free agents is growin'
A heap of folks work from home, the beach, a cabin in the woods. About 16 % of US work force is self employed or contact employees--25 million souls who roam around in their nightgowns at home, but workin', (thas' Aunty fer ya'!) or roam around in the world, but workin'.
I mean, jiminy cricket, if we are OK with a with a doc in Bombay India readin' our CAT scans, what' have we got against the marketing agent, writer, artist, analyst etc working from a laptop
on the river bank in Mozambique?