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(NPR)   Working from home: is it the end of productivity, or the future of work? Depends on how seriously you take your job, I suppose   ( npr.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Marissa Mayer, knowledge workers, Patent and Trademark, employee benefit, web app, productivity  
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2013-02-26 01:28:29 AM  
8 votes:
When at home I find it difficult to get that same furtive thrill of masturbating at my work station, and it's a lot harder to hear the "fries are done" alarm.
2013-02-26 07:02:35 AM  
2 votes:
working from home boosts my productivity.... on Fark
2013-02-26 12:47:01 AM  
2 votes:
Dear Princess Marissa,

I'd be the first to say that Yahoo! needs to be refactored from the ground up, and I'd be the first to acknowledge that physical presence helps when it comes to cross-fertilization of ideas, but are you really that interested in facetime, or are you interested in cutting headcount without having to actually use the word "layoff"?

By the way, princess, your predecessors should have sold to MSFT years ago when he had the chance. Seriously, YHOO. MSFT bid $31/share for you dumb farks in 2008, except that your board had its head up its ass like a multibillion-dollar Ouroborous and let it fall through.

Whatever the fark was wrong with you then is what the fark is still wrong with you now. You're not in business for the sake of remaining independent, you're in business to make money for the shareholders. The employees got farked either way, the least you could have done is admitted defeat and become one with the borg when you had the chance. At least someone would have made money over the past five years.

Wow. That escalated quickly. I'm just glad that I neither work for now own shares in YHOO, or it probably would have been worse. I'm OK with a little bit of facetime every now and then even in the context of a distributed team, but I don't know what's the more frightening implication: either Princess Marissa is trying to disguise layoffs/constructive dismissals as something other than what they are, or she drank a little too much of Google's cultural kool-aid and has gone full-retard against remote work.

Your grateful bystander,
Twilight Farkle.
2013-02-26 03:33:14 PM  
1 vote:
one huge advantage to working from home is that you can gallop the mule without coworkers gawking or complaining to the brass.

as for the ladies, they can tickle their tacos without stirring up the guys.

its a win win for everyone, including your one eyed trouser snake.
2013-02-26 09:13:17 AM  
1 vote:
I'm more productive at home because I don't feel the need to spread out projects over hours/days/weeks to fill time. When I first started my job I did everything right away, only to realize that the one-hour project I was given would often be my only project for the entire week, but of course I'd have to sit at my desk and look busy for the other 39 hours. Now I do my projects in 5 minute increments with an hour of refreshing the same websites over and over inbetween.
2013-02-26 08:30:03 AM  
1 vote:
All I can really do is laugh.  Buncha folks lying about their jerbs.  Must be a fark thread.  These same folks will claim to bike to work everyday in bike threads.  It is funny how many Fortune 50 CEOs hang out at fark.
2013-02-26 08:13:45 AM  
1 vote:
I guess Marissa didn't have enough people around the office to slobber over her latest $10,000 outfit.
2013-02-26 07:12:37 AM  
1 vote:
I want to work from home but I can't convince them to purchase the lab equipment...
2013-02-26 07:11:03 AM  
1 vote:
/the funniest part is that yahoo actually thinks it needs a ceo to manage the garbage that goes on there.
2013-02-26 06:45:06 AM  
1 vote:
I would love to work from home, but my wife somehow misunderstands my presence at home as making me somehow responsible for helping her with her chores.

Washing the dishes and cleaning the house are your jobs, honey. I'll be over here making money.
2013-02-26 01:48:34 AM  
1 vote:

davidphogan: Having worked from home, it was one of the greatest perks ever.


I've been working at home for the last year, and my time on Fark has fallen off a cliff... I wouldn't dare fark this up and wind up back in some godforsaken cubicle hell.
2013-02-26 12:21:02 AM  
1 vote:
I worked from home for a few years, it was the best thing ever.  I was more productive, and putting in another 2 hours for what used to be my commute didn't bother me.
Eating with metal utensils and drinking from a real glass while working was a huge perk.  It's the little touches of dignity that we so often overlook when someone's not wearing pants.
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