Jeremy Olson writes about children and families, and is an overscheduled father of two. His blog tackles the best and worst of parenting, families, health and love. He wants to hear from you - what's going on in your house?

Uproar over Yahoo's ban on working from home ...

Posted by: Jeremy Olson Updated: February 26, 2013 - 2:15 PM

Was Yahoo's new CEO making tough but smart business decisions in banning employees from working from home? Or was she a rich hypocrite considering that she had the means to self-finance an in-office nursery for her new baby? An interesting post on Monday on the All Things D web site uncovered this situation and explored the leave-from-home policies of many of the nation's top social media and Internet companies.

The 2011 American Community Survey data shows that about 4.3 percent of Americans work from home regularly -- with fairly little difference in the rates of male and female workers. But this might be a slightly bigger deal in Minnesota -- where in 2011 the work-from-home rate was 5.2 percent. Something tells me that rate spiked big-time last Friday during the snowstorm.

Read the post and offer your opinion in the comments below on this issue ... 

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