Click here to Skip to main content
11,567,926 members (34,930 online)

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For lazing about and discussing anything in a software developer's life that takes your fancy except programming questions.

Technical discussions are encouraged, but click here to ask your programming question.

The Lounge is rated PG. If you're about to post something you wouldn't want your kid sister to read then don't post it. No flame wars, no abusive conduct, no programming questions and please don't post ads.
 
GeneralRe: I'm Allergic to BS Pin
AspDotNetDev26-Feb-13 14:59
protectorAspDotNetDev26-Feb-13 14:59 
GeneralRe: I'm Allergic to BS Pin
Dan Neely26-Feb-13 15:56
memberDan Neely26-Feb-13 15:56 
GeneralRe: I'm Allergic to BS Pin
AspDotNetDev26-Feb-13 17:15
protectorAspDotNetDev26-Feb-13 17:15 
GeneralRe: I'm Allergic to BS Pin
Brisingr Aerowing26-Feb-13 16:44
memberBrisingr Aerowing26-Feb-13 16:44 
GeneralRe: I'm Allergic to BS Pin
_Josh_26-Feb-13 17:35
member_Josh_26-Feb-13 17:35 
GeneralRe: I'm Allergic to BS Pin
AspDotNetDev26-Feb-13 17:47
protectorAspDotNetDev26-Feb-13 17:47 
GeneralRe: I'm Allergic to BS Pin
Jörgen Andersson27-Feb-13 7:21
memberJörgen Andersson27-Feb-13 7:21 
GeneralRe: I'm Allergic to BS Pin
Gizz26-Feb-13 21:17
memberGizz26-Feb-13 21:17 
GeneralRe: I'm Allergic to BS Pin
AspDotNetDev26-Feb-13 21:43
protectorAspDotNetDev26-Feb-13 21:43 
GeneralCasablanca - The C++ REST SDK Pin
Mladen Janković26-Feb-13 13:12
memberMladen Janković26-Feb-13 13:12 
GeneralYahoo cancels work from home Pin
Kent Sharkey26-Feb-13 12:04
memberKent Sharkey26-Feb-13 12:04 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
lewax0026-Feb-13 12:23
memberlewax0026-Feb-13 12:23 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Walt Fair, Jr.26-Feb-13 12:36
subeditorWalt Fair, Jr.26-Feb-13 12:36 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Marc Clifton26-Feb-13 12:41
protectorMarc Clifton26-Feb-13 12:41 
I'm too dumbfounded to respond coherently, so this will be a bit fragmented.

First off,

The memo says working from the office facilitates more brainstorming. “Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings, (source[^])

is utter tripe. What utter BS.

Second, in this day of technology, you can have a better meeting experience with things like Google hangouts than you can trying to coordinate people to show up in a meeting room, get somebody else on a crap quality speaker phone, squint at blurry projected presentations, and so forth. Meeting physically in person is not only not necessary, it's inconvenient, time wasting, and often uncomfortable.

Third, and again in this age where we want to be thinking about the ecological impact of commuting, the waste of heating/cooling office space, etc., it's absurd.

Fourth, the insensitivity of it, that wouldn't it be better for people who want to work at home and have demonstrated their productivity to not have to commute, so they can spend more time with their family, doing the things they want, rather than sitting in a car / train / bus / subway ? When I worked at Citigroup, most people had a 2 HOUR commute by train and subway, one way. That's 4 hours a day of waste, just transporting their brains and bodies to a cubicle because some arse of a manager thinks it promotes communication.

I'm sure I have more points, but at the moment I think is Mrs. Marissa is suffering from postpartum hormonal b*tchiness. Because *she* can't/won't be with her kid.

Marc

GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Tom Clement26-Feb-13 13:07
mentorTom Clement26-Feb-13 13:07 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Walt Fair, Jr.26-Feb-13 13:39
subeditorWalt Fair, Jr.26-Feb-13 13:39 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Fabio Franco28-Feb-13 10:11
memberFabio Franco28-Feb-13 10:11 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Marc Clifton26-Feb-13 14:29
protectorMarc Clifton26-Feb-13 14:29 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
agolddog28-Feb-13 3:57
memberagolddog28-Feb-13 3:57 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Marc Clifton28-Feb-13 4:02
protectorMarc Clifton28-Feb-13 4:02 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Tom Clement28-Feb-13 6:03
mentorTom Clement28-Feb-13 6:03 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
jschell28-Feb-13 9:56
memberjschell28-Feb-13 9:56 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Tom Clement1-Mar-13 9:13
mentorTom Clement1-Mar-13 9:13 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Mike Marynowski28-Feb-13 8:49
memberMike Marynowski28-Feb-13 8:49 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
PaulowniaK26-Feb-13 13:13
memberPaulowniaK26-Feb-13 13:13 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
lewax0026-Feb-13 14:26
memberlewax0026-Feb-13 14:26 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
PaulowniaK26-Feb-13 14:32
memberPaulowniaK26-Feb-13 14:32 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
lewax0026-Feb-13 15:09
memberlewax0026-Feb-13 15:09 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
jonmbutler28-Feb-13 1:30
memberjonmbutler28-Feb-13 1:30 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
cpkilekofp28-Feb-13 7:28
membercpkilekofp28-Feb-13 7:28 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
PaulowniaK28-Feb-13 13:15
memberPaulowniaK28-Feb-13 13:15 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Dan Neely26-Feb-13 13:28
memberDan Neely26-Feb-13 13:28 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Alexander DiMauro28-Feb-13 1:29
memberAlexander DiMauro28-Feb-13 1:29 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
wizardzz26-Feb-13 16:08
memberwizardzz26-Feb-13 16:08 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
wizardzz26-Feb-13 16:09
memberwizardzz26-Feb-13 16:09 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Mycroft Holmes26-Feb-13 16:45
memberMycroft Holmes26-Feb-13 16:45 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Gizz26-Feb-13 21:22
memberGizz26-Feb-13 21:22 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home so that you can spend more time on discussing ideas than implementing them Pin
Grasshopper.iics26-Feb-13 17:21
groupGrasshopper.iics26-Feb-13 17:21 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home so that you can spend more time on discussing ideas than implementing them Pin
GuyThiebaut27-Feb-13 0:42
memberGuyThiebaut27-Feb-13 0:42 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home so that you can spend more time on discussing ideas than implementing them Pin
jschell28-Feb-13 9:58
memberjschell28-Feb-13 9:58 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
PHS24126-Feb-13 23:15
memberPHS24126-Feb-13 23:15 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Kwazai28-Feb-13 0:15
memberKwazai28-Feb-13 0:15 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Tomz_KV28-Feb-13 2:35
memberTomz_KV28-Feb-13 2:35 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
loctrice28-Feb-13 3:04
memberloctrice28-Feb-13 3:04 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Mercenary For Sure28-Feb-13 4:12
memberMercenary For Sure28-Feb-13 4:12 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
CDMTJX28-Feb-13 6:03
memberCDMTJX28-Feb-13 6:03 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
Dmitry A. Efimenko28-Feb-13 6:31
memberDmitry A. Efimenko28-Feb-13 6:31 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
SeattleC++28-Feb-13 6:46
memberSeattleC++28-Feb-13 6:46 
GeneralRe: Yahoo cancels work from home Pin
RafagaX1-Mar-13 12:40
memberRafagaX1-Mar-13 12:40 
GeneralWindow phone 7.8 update Pin
Tom Deketelaere26-Feb-13 9:44
memberTom Deketelaere26-Feb-13 9:44 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.


Advertise | Privacy | Mobile
Web03 | 2.8.150624.2 | Last Updated 30 Jun 2015
Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2015
All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service
Layout: fixed | fluid