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Boris Johnson and Daily Mail don't get homeworking

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 06, 2012 01:07 AM
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by (alex johnson) last modified Jul 05, 2012

According to the Daily Mail , the Mayor of London has described working from home (in the context of travel problems around Olympics time) as "a skivers’ charter" and "a wonderful glorified sick-note for the entire working population". Apparently he also suggested "We all know that [home working] is basically sitting wondering whether to go down to the fridge to hack off that bit of cheese before checking your emails again."  Of course Boris has previous on this issue ( see here ) but the author of the piece Steven Doughty goes on to compound this bizarre statement by generally belittling homeworking, for example 'arguing' that "A high proportion of home workers are working mothers, whose employers take a fairly liberal view of timekeeping".  Oh dear.





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