March 6, 2013
SO IT'S NOT LIKE THEY WORK ANYWAY:
More Americans Working Remotely (NEIL SHAH, 3/06/13, WSJ)
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 6, 2013 7:54 PMMore American employees are working from home at least one day a week--a trend that could lower companies' costs and boost productivity. [...][A] study by academics at Stanford University and Beijing University found Chinese call-center workers who stayed home took fewer breaks and worked more efficiently. Allowing employees to work from home can also lower a company's costs--especially for real estate, given the reduced need for office space.And employees who mix working from home and office are often paid more. The median household income for such workers was over $96,000 in 2010, compared with around $66,000 for "on-site" workers, according to the Census's Survey of Income and Program Participation.The home-working trend isn't hitting all types of workers equally. One in four home-based workers is in management, business and finance.