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