Programmers & Developers Take Note: Yahoo to End All Telecommuting Arrangements by June '13

By Martin Schaeferle | March 13, 2013

The programming and developing world is buzzing over news that Yahoo will significantly restrict work-from-home options for its employees. In case you missed it, Yahoo's HR department recently sent a memo to all telecommuting employees telling them that come June 2013, they needed to return to work in the office.Yahoo's made this decision because they felt that employee interaction was critical to their company's success. They argued that good ideas are generated in the office, where employees informally interact in the cafeteria, the kitchen, or around cubicles.

That said, the news was greeted with derision in Silicon Valley, particularly other technology companies, who argued that the freewheeling, information culture should allow for telecommuting as well as other perks like free food, game rooms, and complementary bus service.Ultimately, these kinds of perks make a difference for job-hunters. So if you're an IT worker looking to expand your skill set, first we recommend any of our online options, such as C# tutorial video. And once you become an expert in this field, you'll have luxury of shopping around for jobs. And if you really want to telecommute, you can cross Yahoo off your list.

Martin Schaeferle

Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, and XML. He has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed and the Microsoft NCD Channel Summit, and he specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites. In addition to writing and presenting technical training content, Martin is also LearnNowOnline's vice president of technology.


This blog entry was originally posted March 13, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle