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post #1 of 17
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I didn't see a thread about the controvertial decision by the new yahoo CEO to stop people from working at home.

here's my take - I work most days that I'm not traveling from home, and I believe in it. but I think that this CEO sees a cultural problem with Yahoo, and this is her most powerful tool to address that problem and so she is perfectly correct in doing that. it could be that in two years she will re-instate working from home, and that might be correct at that point.
post #2 of 17
I work from home on Fridays whenever I can and it's fucking awesome, but only when I have a light workload. When I have a lot of meetings and shit to do, I most definitely prefer to be in the office.

That being said, I don't get why people care what Yahoo does with their policy? As far as I'm concerned, the only people who should be concerned are Yahoo employees.

I don't get why everyone's all up in arms about it.
post #3 of 17
I prefer people work at the office, better to get the work done at work rather than taking it home at the end of the day. Unless you are already working at home.
post #4 of 17
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I prefer people work at the office, better to get the work done at work rather than taking it home at the end of the day. Unless you are already working at home.

Well when you clean toilets for a living that makes sense.
post #5 of 17
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Well when you clean toilets for a living that makes sense.

I actually don't clean toilets for a living. Not that there is anything wrong with cleaning toilets. But I think you have a problem with it and the people who do such work. Tell me, what do you do for a living? I would like to know what kind of work makes you feel so high and mighty.
post #6 of 17
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I actually don't clean toilets for a living. Not that there is anything wrong with cleaning toilets. But I think you have a problem with it and the people who do such work. Tell me, what do you do for a living? I would like to know what kind of work makes you feel so high and mighty.

It's not the work that makes me feel high and mighty, it's the sense of entitlement I've had since I was born; an aura of power that I carry with me - the knowledge that I'm simply better than other people.
post #7 of 17
Working from home make it way less embarrassing to jerk off during work hours but spectators can be highly motivational so I understand that Yahoo tyrant.
post #8 of 17

It boils down to productivity. I let some employees work from home and my contract/part time job allows me to telecommute. As long as the individual is productive and meets deadlines, I think it is ok to work from home.

 

For larger companies like Yahoo, I believe they should've let each division/department decide on it instead of a company wide ban.

post #9 of 17
Co. I used to work for was building new buildings on campus to host various departments whose work included .mostly looking at PC screens and occasionally taking a teleconference meeting call or Webex.
After we decided to have Co. wide policy of telecommuting and made it not up to middle-management but top down implementation the employees productivity increased. Sick days decreased dramatically. Satisfaction surveys showed more positive picture. Co. saved a ton on insurance, services and capital investment ,not to mention utilities and axillary workers (cleaning, maintenance security and food services ).
If the gov. introduced tax incentive for the Co. that offer telecommuting the US would save billions on infrastructure maintenance , police, ambulance services not to mention US would be independent of foreign oil in one year.
P.S. It is never gonna happen as long as we have the same system of government supported by the same economic pyramid scam.
post #10 of 17

I have no problem working from home until I get a live-in girlfriend.....need my "Les Nessman Invisible Wall"

post #11 of 17
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It's not the work that makes me feel high and mighty, it's the sense of entitlement I've had since I was born; an aura of power that I carry with me - the knowledge that I'm simply better than other people.

Are you a midget like Rand Paul?

LL
post #12 of 17
I work from home quite a bit. I find that I get a lot more done when I can work from home. I tend to be more productive.

I do need interactions with people to do my job, but working from home gives me big chunks of uninterrupted time that are necessary for me when I'm working on a big project.
post #13 of 17
I work from home right now and find the hardest part is the lack of interaction with other people during the day. Unless you take breaks to a coffee shop or grab lunch out it can start to get to you.
post #14 of 17
Personally I don't like the idea of working from home (for me). I like to keep work at work and everything else outside the office. With a decent home office I could see the attraction of doing this on ocassion but some regular schedule working from home sounds like hell to me.
post #15 of 17
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I work from home right now and find the hardest part is the lack of interaction with other people during the day. Unless you take breaks to a coffee shop or grab lunch out it can start to get to you.

Yep, I know what you mean. You get comfortable doing work in PJs and then gotta get suited up for a work environment.

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Personally I don't like the idea of working from home (for me). I like to keep work at work and everything else outside the office. With a decent home office I could see the attraction of doing this on ocassion but some regular schedule working from home sounds like hell to me.

It does have its benefits but I understand what you mean. I mix work with personal life a lot and schedule is sometimes funky when I have to work at like 1AM.

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