I don't understand why more companies don't offer the benefit of working at home. My company is hell bent against it. I sit in a cube for eight hours a day looking at excel spreadsheets (my job could be done from the house). If i could work from home i would not be looking for another job right now. :tu
I agree. While my team has huge offices right in the heart of the financial district, none of us like driving downtown and wasting gas (i.e. $$$), contributing to pollution, contributing to gridlock, wasting hours a day driving that could be better spent on Club Stogie. While we are mandated to do certain work in the lab, everything else gets done in my messy home office. The dog and the humidor are right behind me!I think the trend is in the favor of working from home at least 1 day a week. There are some old-fashioned companies that will resist it to the bitter end. My wife's company has gone so far as to start having shared office space so the company benefits as much as the employees. If the gas prices stay high most companies are going to either have to allow some work from home or go to the 4 day work week or be expected to pay more. I know of several women who have just quit their job because the commute got so expensive by the time they paid for daycare it just wasn't worth it anymore.