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August 9, 2017
With Slack, Skype, Hangout and Zoom, remote work is easy, but is it for you?
A remote job can be a dream for some people — and companies — but a disaster for others.
By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer
Among the upsides: It expands the pool of job candidates, and lowers a company's overhead since there's no need for a big office. But there can be downsides, including the risk of personal and professional isolation.
NEW YORK — At more small businesses, any watercooler chat takes place in a messaging app. Staff meetings are held via Skype. There might not even be an office.
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