Shirking from home?

Big chunks of many jobs are work-from-home friendly, and while the trend's getting a cold shoulder from Yahoo and Google it may be Virgin's new red. So how far can it be taken?

Despite work-life balance being all the rage, the Business Council of Australia, BHP Billiton and other business groups this month slammed the federal government’s proposals for flexible employee working arrangements under the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013.

How far can work flexibility go? How far should it go?

What about taking a plane trip with the cabin staff serving you drinks remotely from their front porches and the cockpit controlled from the captain’s lounge room?



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