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  •  I've worked from home since the 90s (1+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina

    even though I put in rather long days (and nights) in offices before then.  Did not become a full-time home office worker until the late 1990's, still drive into the office for occasional meatspace meetings with Management, special assignments, etc.

    My guess is that their CEO is not only relaying a one-size-fits-all mentality on how people should be working and thinking together (i.e., this is only part of a larger cultural conditioning, seems assured), but it's probably also part of an implicit downsizing effort: miss too many days in the office and you can be demoted, let go, etc.  It's not an uncommon move, despite being highly unmotivating.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 03:26:53 PM PST

    •  You've seen that telecommuting can work (1+ / 0-)
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      although its success depends on the employee's circumstances, personality, job requirements, and needs of managers and colleagues. It's not that difficult though, if everyone involved wants it to work.

      I would not be surprised if the Yahoo move is aimed at getting a certain percentage of employees to quit, saving lots of severance $$.

      Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

      by cassandracarolina on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 05:34:09 PM PST

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