Friday, 14 December 2018

Friday Review: Working from home

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 15 May 09

All the week's news, including WFH day, BT's job cuts, various Vodafone announcements, and the inaugural World Telecoms Council.

Friday 15 May has been designated National Work from Home Day in the U.K. by Work Wise UK, which estimates that 5 million people will take part in this fourth annual event. So today, in the spirit of getting with the programme, the Friday Review is brought to you from my living room, although admittedly that's not an altogether unusual occurrence. It's good news for telecoms companies, of course, if people make more of a conscious effort to work from home. I for one would need to upgrade my broadband package if I decided to make working in my pyjamas more of a regular gig. Judging by the amount of road traffic I can see from my window though, it seems the U.K. has largely failed to embrace Work from Home Day… unless those London buses are packed with people who have just sent an "I'm working from home today" email into the office and are now heading into the West End for shopping and a spot of lunch. While companies like BT – which is backing the Work Wise initiative - would doubtless be keen to see more remote workers in the U.K., it's fairly safe to suggest that there aren't too many BT employees taking advantage of WFH day today…

Friday 15 May has been designated National Work from Home Day in the U.K. by Work Wise UK, which estimates that 5 million people will take part in this fourth annual event. So today, in the spirit of getting with the programme, the Friday Review is brought to you from my living room, although admittedly that's not an altogether unusual occurrence. It's good news for telecoms companies, of course, if people make more of a conscious effort to work from home. I for one would need to upgrade my broadband package if I decided to make working in my pyjamas more of a regular gig. Judging by the amount of road traffic I can see from my window though, it seems the U.K. has largely failed to embrace Work from Home Day… unless those London buses are packed with people who have just sent an "I'm working from home today" email into the office and are now heading into the West End for shopping and a spot of lunch. While companies like BT – which is backing the Work Wise initiative - would doubtless be keen to see more remote workers in the U.K., it's fairly safe to suggest that there aren't too many BT employees taking advantage of WFH day today…

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