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

  • Blog Post by: Jeremy Olson
  • 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.

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