I hate wearing pants. They’re uncomfortable and restrictive, the waist too snug, the legs too itchy. And they deny people their inalienable right to see my calves, which I consider two of my best features.

Yet here I sit. In an office. In pants.

It’s the noncozy fate of the American worker in today’s notoriously pro-pants business environment. But, fellow shorts enthusiasts, there is a way out: telecommuting.

I’ve received several questions on the subject of working from home, from people who want to do it and bosses who wonder whether it’s a good idea. So I recently rolled up my pants legs and did some reporting.

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