The last time I was laid off (in 2001) there was BIG talk of everyone moving home to work-virtual offices-no more snow days because you’d wake up and be IN your office. Great news for moms and dads, and people who do their best work in the buff-just great news all around. And then it never really came to fruition. Sounds like some lawyers are now making a go of it. The idea is great-I’m just not sure how well it plays out. In related news, I’ve heard about a few people losing their office jobs only to be hired back as freelance which means they don’t have health insurance or other benefits. I could see this ‘home’ trend expanding if it includes freelancers.
More thoughts from another blog regarding yesterday’s Post article. The Repricing post has it down..in my less than expert opinion.