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Published: Friday, Jan. 10 2014 4:00 a.m. MST

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gmlewis
Houston, TX

Another benefit that comes from working at home is that a worker with a bad cold or other contagious disease can often continue working without infecting the entire office.

Sasha Pachev
Provo, UT

We need more disasters like this. This will prove that we can do what we do in the office at home. So no need for the commute. I believe companies should be required to pay full cost of commuting for every worker that can reasonably do his job without coming into the office that is required to be at the office. The cost of miles for the car, the hourly wages of the employee while he is driving, the cost of wear and congestion on the roads, the cost of air pollution, etc. If that was the case, we would see productivity wonders. Companies will quickly figure out that they need maybe only 20% of their staff actually there.

DVD
Taylorsville, 00

Gm, you have that right, sadly many employers don't see it that way. Natural disaster or personal illness, if you don't perform the same way and come to your place of work no matter what, with those employers, you will pay for it. Right now, there's not much legal or market-wise to disincentivate that behavior. It creates quite the breeding ground for spreading nasty illnesses.

Also sadly, we lose good people to foolish requirements during weather like this.

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