Thursday, March 7, 2013

Best Buy Ends Work-From-Home

Look out, telecommuters, you might be the next to lose the precious privilege of working from home. In the wake of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s ban on telecommuting, Best Buy has decided to end its own work-from-home program. It’s not really as bad as it sounds. Some of the 4,000 nonstore employees who enjoyed the widely popular Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) program that allowed them to make their own flexible schedules or work from home may still be permitted to do so; they just now need to get permission from a manager. “It used to be a right about which a manager had no say. Now it’s a conversation,” a Best Buy spokesperson explained. “We believe in employee flexibility but are looking for it to come in the context of a conversation between that employee and their manager.”

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