Telecommuting is the New Normal [Infographic]

More and more people are choosing to work from home, whether it's for a single company or as contract workers. The benefits are obvious, as this infographic proves -- you make your own schedule, create your own office space and take breaks when you choose. And, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, at-home workers made more money than traditional officer workers in 2012.

It's also become the norm for people to choose one day a week to work from home. Many go with Monday or Friday, with the day acting as a bit of an extension on the weekend. Another benefit of working from home is that you don't have to deal with strict office dress codes. The attire of choice for telecommuters is T-shirts and jeans, with many admitting to working in their pajamas. A select few even admit to only wearing their underwear or going fully nude while working from home.

Those who don't get to work from home are willing to give up quite a bit to get to live the telecommuter's life just once a week. Many said they would be willing to give up their lunch breaks, while others said they would forgo alcohol and coffee to be able to work from home one day a week.

Learn more about why telecommuting is the new normal in the infographic below.

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