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(Mother Nature Network)   55% of employees surveyed say they are more productive when they work at home. 75% of bosses say "bullshiat"   (mnn.com) divider line 16
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2012-04-01 11:14:01 AM  
3 votes:
Hmm. Vent radioactive gas? I guess that's a y e s.

Press tab to continue? Oooh, I want a Tab. Let me go get a cup.
2012-04-01 11:33:02 AM  
2 votes:
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Look, it has gotten to the point where I find pants restrictive. I could opt for the cape, but I don't want to look like a weirdo. So I went with the muu muu.
2012-04-01 11:15:41 AM  
2 votes:
Based on the number of people I see at my job sitting around gabbing with each other, I would wager they would get more done at home.

Difficulty: I work in a lab
2012-04-01 11:06:23 AM  
2 votes:
I am far more efficient.

I probably post at least twice as much on fark.
2012-04-01 01:58:20 PM  
1 votes:

stonent: If you can do your job from home... Someone else can do your job from another country.


I work for immigration, so no they can't. :) Hooray for job stability and working from home!
2012-04-01 01:02:46 PM  
1 votes:
I've worked from home for about 10 years.

Socially isolated.

Heavy pot smoker.

In retrospect, probably not the best thing for me.
2012-04-01 12:34:52 PM  
1 votes:
But how can we have the hourly standup scrum if you are working from home?? And don't get me started on the bi-hourly sit down scrum!
2012-04-01 12:34:15 PM  
1 votes:

T.M.S.: And there are still people who don't use email at all.


I can't imagine hiring somebody that doesn't use email. "Oh, you only use a corded rotary-dial phone and an IBM Selectric typewriter? That's okay, we'll all just work around your luddite ass."
2012-04-01 12:11:31 PM  
1 votes:

Slives: I think a lot of the reason bosses don't agree is that it is harder to find people when you need something. It is a lot easier to walk down a row of cubes to see who is available, then you throw a request out on a chat program and hope folks get back to you.
In my case, IT support, when an issue pops up, we need to get somebody to respond to it quickly. So which would most bosses rather, walk over to a group of cubes and look over folks shoulders to see what they are working on, or throw a chat out saying 'who is responding to that page'?

Working from home has lots of benefits, but those little periods where somebody steps away from their system even if just long enough to tell the Girl Scouts they have already bought enough boxes of cookies this year, leaves the rest of the team in a form of limbo. As a team supervisor, I can say that is the part that bothers me the most about having the team working from home.


This is the precisely why when I work from home I'm glued to my computer and my cell phone is at my hip. I never want someone that's trying to reach me to think "where is he, at the beach?". I start my day when I normally start my commute, at 07:00. I respond almost instantly to communicator messages and always pick up the phone, or respond to voicemails within 10 minutes. I have lunch at my desk, and my headset's on my head even when I'm taking a wee.

Now when I'm forced to go into work all bets are off. I'm wandering around the floor, chatting up the cute girl on the 6th floor, going for coffee, taking long lunches away..maybe I'll forget my cell phone at my desk..etc. It takes me over 90 minutes to get to work. If the company is going to make me blow 3 hours that day on commuting I'm not giving them the 110% I do when I'm working from home.
2012-04-01 11:50:22 AM  
1 votes:
I was more reproductive from home.
2012-04-01 11:28:22 AM  
1 votes:
It's because people are more productive without pants.
2012-04-01 11:16:26 AM  
1 votes:
Wally tells me that personal productivity peaks pursuant perhaps partly, but particularly per proper placement of persons purposly producing.

/coffee soon
2012-04-01 11:15:21 AM  
1 votes:
If you can do your job from home... Someone else can do your job from another country.
2012-04-01 11:09:59 AM  
1 votes:

Slives: I think a lot of the reason bosses don't agree is that it is harder to find people when you need something. It is a lot easier to walk down a row of cubes to see who is available, then you throw a request out on a chat program and hope folks get back to you.
In my case, IT support, when an issue pops up, we need to get somebody to respond to it quickly. So which would most bosses rather, walk over to a group of cubes and look over folks shoulders to see what they are working on, or throw a chat out saying 'who is responding to that page'?

Working from home has lots of benefits, but those little periods where somebody steps away from their system even if just long enough to tell the Girl Scouts they have already bought enough boxes of cookies this year, leaves the rest of the team in a form of limbo. As a team supervisor, I can say that is the part that bothers me the most about having the team working from home.


As opposed to the team members stepping away from cube hell to sell their kids' cookies to the rest of the slaves. Why not just chain them in?
2012-04-01 10:03:01 AM  
1 votes:
Working from home makes sense for some fields, others, not so much. I work in a manufacturing plant - we build the enterprise level storage computer systems. My floors wouldn't be able to support the weight, let alone the power required, to build those systems. Then there's the whole high priced parts leaving the building unaccounted that would make for a huge problem.
2012-04-01 08:13:18 AM  
1 votes:
I get a lot more work done at home. It has a lot to do with the availability of real coffee and easy access to slippers.
 
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