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I don’t because I do it so often that if people don’t see me in the office they know I am remotely working whether at my home office or on the road if I am in court. My firm doesn’t micromanage which is great and everyone just emails too. If someone leaves me a voicemail, I get an email.
It’s the things like telecommuting or remotely working that really make this a great job.
I typically let the partners I work for know the afternoon before as a courtesy in case they come looking for me, but I never ask permission.
Just a “Hey, I’m working from home tomorrow. You can reach me by email or on my cell at ________.” They all have my cell, but I always resend it so they don’t have to go searching for it
I notify them. Our office is fairly small though, so an absence would be noticeable.
I notify my coworkers as well
Same as Associate 2. No one knows anything and deservedly so because I’m 100% accessible through email and my office phone.
Want to meet in person? Let’s go to lunch. My treat.
It depends on whether I am expecting someone to look for me. I do tell my legal assistant. Our firm has an open door policy, so there’s an expectation of collaboration/in person discussion. Most of the time, if any attorney wants to speak in person, they’ll ask the assistant if the assistant expects the other attorney in the office. That’s the only reason I really see a need for someone to know that I’m working remotely. If we are communicating solely by email, I don’t see why it matters where I’m working from unless I expect not to be accessible during certain timeframes.
I agree with Associate 2. Although, a particular junior associate at my firm emails or texts to inquire about my (and other colleagues’) whereabouts when we occasionally work from home. The same happens if someone is out sick. Our work never overlaps, but she emails or texts to inquire nonetheless, despite working from home and leaving early on a regular basis. Fun stuff. At the end of the day: tell your partner/s, legal assistant, make sure you are hitting your billables with quality work product, and be sure to treat your peers with the same flexibility that you wish to receive, whenever applicable. As long you are doing this and following your firm’s policy, you should be good to go.
Sounds like she’s on a power trip. I know the feeling.
There was somebody like that at my job and when I stopped answering he got the message lol
My firm has an in/out calendar so we know where to everyone is at all times. Even if I wanted to stay under the radar I couldn’t