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(Huffington Post UK)   Eight ways transit strikes are the best things that can possibly happen to a business   (huffingtonpost.co.uk) divider line 19
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2014-02-06 12:26:41 PM  
Well. This is horseshiat.

Sure, I can work from home, and I can afford a cab once in a while, but the lowest income people cannot afford to not have public transit, and they have to be at work.
 
2014-02-06 12:44:28 PM  
A poll by Ipsos MORI in 2012 found that staff working from home tend to overcompensate for being out of the office - as 47% of them try to be "extra visible" by sending extra emails and making more calls.

That is not working harder. That is logging onto your email once an hour to make people think you're working harder. Then you go back to your family or your stories or videogames or fapping.
 
2014-02-06 01:06:19 PM  

skrame: A poll by Ipsos MORI in 2012 found that staff working from home tend to overcompensate for being out of the office - as 47% of them try to be "extra visible" by sending extra emails and making more calls.

That is not working harder. That is logging onto your email once an hour to make people think you're working harder. Then you go back to your family or your stories or videogames or fapping.


Y not all 4?
 
2014-02-06 01:26:16 PM  
That's perfect...I'll just bartend from home!
 
2014-02-06 03:48:29 PM  
We had a two- or three-month transit strike several years ago. A lot of small businesses had to lay people off, shut a store, or just plain go bankrupt.

(The public decided that the head of the transit association was at fault. A couple of months in, someone dumped a truckload of manure into his front yard. It was a pleasing moment for many people who were not him.)
 
2014-02-06 05:43:21 PM  

what_now: Well. This is horseshiat.

Sure, I can work from home, and I can afford a cab once in a while, but the lowest income people cannot afford to not have public transit, and they have to be at work.


This.  After seeing the fallout of two nearly back-to-back BART strikes and the threat of an AC Transit strike, a lot of people in the usually-pro-union San Francisco bay area are now seriously talking about outlawing transit strikes.
 
2014-02-06 05:47:34 PM  
Maybe some people enjoy not having to mind the gap.
 
2014-02-06 06:10:19 PM  
"I walked into a Macdonalds and asked for a cheeseburger, the cashier wrote down an address and said the flipper was working from home and that's where my burger is."
-Said no one ever
 
2014-02-06 07:26:55 PM  
That was farking stupid.
 
2014-02-06 08:17:27 PM  
If your job can be done from home, it can be done from India.
 
2014-02-06 08:48:27 PM  
Remote ditch digging FTW

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Goimir: If your job can be done from home, it can be done from India.


Not effectively.

BumpInTheNight: "I walked into a Macdonalds and asked for a cheeseburger, the cashier wrote down an address and said the flipper was working from home and that's where my burger is."
-Said no one ever


Cook your own burger..

TrickyPG: That's perfect...I'll just bartend from home!


Have a party and charge. fark the liquor laws.

anfrind: what_now: Well. This is horseshiat.

Sure, I can work from home, and I can afford a cab once in a while, but the lowest income people cannot afford to not have public transit, and they have to be at work.

This.  After seeing the fallout of two nearly back-to-back BART strikes and the threat of an AC Transit strike, a lot of people in the usually-pro-union San Francisco bay area are now seriously talking about outlawing transit strikes.


Move. Parking sucks there anyway.

skrame: A poll by Ipsos MORI in 2012 found that staff working from home tend to overcompensate for being out of the office - as 47% of them try to be "extra visible" by sending extra emails and making more calls.

That is not working harder. That is logging onto your email once an hour to make people think you're working harder. Then you go back to your family or your stories or videogames or fapping.


Bingo!
 
2014-02-06 08:53:10 PM  
No, seriously, Your Hind Brain, what can be done from home that can't be done from 10,000 miles away?
 
2014-02-06 09:03:16 PM  

Goimir: No, seriously, Your Hind Brain, what can be done from home that can't be done from 10,000 miles away?


Depends on your business, corporate structure, severity of the issue, quality of service, language barrier, on-site emergency, customer's perception etc.
 
2014-02-06 09:14:29 PM  

Your Hind Brain: Goimir: No, seriously, Your Hind Brain, what can be done from home that can't be done from 10,000 miles away?

Depends on your business, corporate structure, severity of the issue, quality of service, language barrier, on-site emergency, customer's perception etc.


If you need to be on site, then no. Other than that, there's no reason. Their English will get better.

QOS and structure are just racist.
 
2014-02-06 09:39:50 PM  
I'm sorry you don't care for QoS. Good luck.
 
2014-02-06 10:21:34 PM  

Your Hind Brain: Goimir: No, seriously, Your Hind Brain, what can be done from home that can't be done from 10,000 miles away?

Depends on your business, corporate structure, severity of the issue, quality of service, language barrier, on-site emergency, customer's perception etc.


Professional licensing. Although there's little stopping you from telecommuting from India once you get your license and living like a colonial lord.
 
2014-02-06 11:21:21 PM  

Goimir: Your Hind Brain: Goimir: No, seriously, Your Hind Brain, what can be done from home that can't be done from 10,000 miles away?

Depends on your business, corporate structure, severity of the issue, quality of service, language barrier, on-site emergency, customer's perception etc.

If you need to be on site, then no. Other than that, there's no reason. Their English will get better.

QOS and structure are just racist.


Wanna know how I know you have no idea what it's actually like dealing with overseas call centers in actual real life employment?
 
2014-02-07 12:11:27 AM  
Outsourcing tech support from

Goimir: No, seriously, Your Hind Brain, what can be done from home that can't be done from 10,000 miles away?


Adobe Tech support.
 
2014-02-07 05:39:47 AM  

xaks: Goimir: Your Hind Brain: Goimir: No, seriously, Your Hind Brain, what can be done from home that can't be done from 10,000 miles away?

Depends on your business, corporate structure, severity of the issue, quality of service, language barrier, on-site emergency, customer's perception etc.

If you need to be on site, then no. Other than that, there's no reason. Their English will get better.

QOS and structure are just racist.

Wanna know how I know you have no idea what it's actually like dealing with overseas call centers in actual real life employment?


Wanna know how I know you are completely derailing the original point which still stands strong?  The original point:  If your entire job can be done remotely, then it can be done remotely by anyone who's got the skills to do it from anywhere in the world.  To suggest there is no one or no way for anyone in India for example to possess those skills is the sort of arrogance that's cratering the American tech industry to begin with.
 
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