Re: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home

Subject: Re: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:20:01 -0500

Dossy, in another mad moment I was actually going to fill out a CommerceHub
job app on Glassdoor last week. It was advertising, "We want someone who
has all of the skills and experience of Chris Mortonâwhy it's a perfect fit
for you, Chris, and we promise autonomy!"

And then I had a moment of clarity a few hours later (self: "What are you
doin'? You don't want to subject yourself to that type of environment!")

Chris Morton



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On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com> wrote:

> It may be a sign that management is struggling with managing: no
> systematic process for measuring progress, keeping people accountable,
> planning for the future, identifying the appropriate resources to solve
> problems, etc. These are all things that are really important if you
> have distributed teams and remote workers.
>
> Alternatively, they may have a need to cut labor costs and this is the
> cheapest way to effect a wide-scale layoff: if you lay people off and
> you have more than 100 employees, the WARN Act says you have to give
> them 60 days notice (e.g., 2 months severance pay, effectively). If you
> tell people "move, or quit" -- you pay zero to those who elect to quit.
>
> While there may be some benefits and efficiences for specific
> personality types to be physically collocated, requiring it means there
> will be others who will perform worse. The company, presuambly, is
> hoping those individuals will quit?
>
>
> On 2/10/17 7:57 AM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:
> > Now that technology has reached the point where many people don't need
> to drive into an office every day, more companies are demanding bodies in
> seats as a condition of employment.
> >
> > Thoughts as to why?
>
> --
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> dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com | is to laugh at your own folly -- then you
> http://panoptic.com/ | can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)
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References:
IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home: From: Dossy Shiobara

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