MTA suggests telecommuting if LIRR decides to strike

ByStacey Sager and Web produced by Jennifer Matarese WABC logo
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Strike threatens, but are you ready to work from home?
Stacey Sager on working from home in the event of an LIRR strike

NEW YORK (WABC) -- If the Long Island Rail Road does decide to strike, the MTA is suggesting that its riders telecommute.

So just how easy is that? Eyewitness News reporter Stacey Sager gave it a try for the day.

She set up her mobile cameras in the car, discussed the story idea with the assignment editor at a caf on the phone, Skyped with an expert from Hofstra on the issue, and even interviewed LIRR riders with her iPhone.

If you do plan to telecommute, you should block out the time without distractions and make sure you have an area to go to in your home or elsewhere that is relatively noise-free.

Many commuters Eyewitness News spoke to say it would not be an easy situation or in some cases possible at all for them to do this.

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