Friday, May 30, 2008

Are You Ready To Cut Your Gas Prices?

Use new technologies and effective communication to counter skyrocketing gas prices.OK gang. The price of a gallon of gasoline continues to soar to new heights. Poor working Joes, like you and me, have to search for alternatives to soften the blow.

Some companies around this area have opted to compress the standard 8-hour-a-day, 5-day workweek into a 10-hour-a-day, 4-day workweek as outlined in this Reuters article here:

Workers shifting to 4-day week to save gasoline

The reason? Employees can reduce their gas consumption overhead by one day’s commute.

If you are in an industry that deals primarily with information, you may have more options available to you, such as telecommuting as outlined in this video from CNN:

Save Gas, Telecommute!

With ubiquitous broadband, wi-fi and cell phones, software developers, web developers and even some sales people can either work at a home office or camp out at the local Starbucks. At my last look, a month of broadband costs less than a month of commuting. In fact, at my last fill up, I could have paid for a month of broadband service with what I paid to fill the tank. And I fill the tank every week!

You can bet that’s gonna stop.

For those workers who simply cannot get out of driving to and from work, you may want to look at Gasbuddy.com and Gaspricewatch.com to find the lowest gas prices in your neck of the woods. As you can imagine, these sites are extremely popular right now.

If you plan to go out driving during the weekend, be sure to hit Gasbuddy.com or Gaspricewatch.com up before you go.

Otherwise, you may want to start looking for ways to communicate effectively over the phone.

The dollars you save will be your own.

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