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When thinking about your job, how important is the option to work from home?

Survey period: 21 Nov 2022 to 28 Nov 2022

Some bosses are casual about where you work, and some, naming no names, will insist you're in the office, always. What are your thoughts?

Work from home, but I'm OK coming into the office a few times a month26834.49
I'm OK splitting my time between home and office11915.32
I will only work from home. No discussion10813.90
Office is OK, but I'd like to occasionally work from home8110.42
Office is OK, as long as I can work from home regularly759.65
I prefer working in an office719.14
I don't care as long as I get paid557.08

GeneralI prefer my office, but... Pin
Sander Rossel20-Nov-22 21:23
professionalSander Rossel20-Nov-22 21:23 
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KarstenK20-Nov-22 22:12
mveKarstenK20-Nov-22 22:12 
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Nelek22-Nov-22 5:22
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V.20-Nov-22 21:10
professionalV.20-Nov-22 21:10 
General"Office" more like multimillion lab Pin
den2k8820-Nov-22 21:09
professionalden2k8820-Nov-22 21:09 
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BillWoodruff21-Nov-22 17:29
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den2k8821-Nov-22 23:14
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Cosmic Turnip24-Nov-22 8:47
Cosmic Turnip24-Nov-22 8:47 
Years ago, I worked in a US, EPA lab (Environmental Protection Agency). We tested car emissions using tons of expensive gas-analyzing gear. It was a lot of fun. My boss had apparently inhaled way too many car fumes, making him one of the first people to even think of the idea of working from home. He let us do design work one day a week at home. Very special circumstance.

Interesting aside: After about a month, I understood the readings from the gas-analyzing instruments. While we were doing a test run on a vehicle, one of the lab technicians pulled me aside and said, "hey, watch this!" He pointed to the active gauges and chart recorders, so I'd make a mental note of what the gas levels were running at. He pulled the "sniffer" out of the tail pipe of that running vehicle. (The sniffer is a small tube, placed inside the exhaust pipe, drawing the car's exhaust gasses into the instruments.) He took a cigarette pack out of his lab coat pocket, lit one up, and proceeded to exhale the cigarette smoke into the sniffer.

Many of the instruments pegged their meters! Meaning that exhaled cigarette smoke contains a higher concentration of hydrocarbon particulates, nitrogen oxide, and carbon monoxide than a few seconds of car exhaust does.

Moral of the story?

Next time you want to smoke, take a hit off of a car's exhaust instead. WTF | :WTF: Laugh | :laugh:

Besides being able to work from home once a week, there was another fringe benefit of that job.

I quit smoking that very same week.
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den2k8824-Nov-22 20:22
professionalden2k8824-Nov-22 20:22 
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PIEBALDconsult20-Nov-22 18:10
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