Best Buy Ends Work-From-Home

    NAPLES, FL - NOVEMBER 23:  Shoppers move through a Best Buy store on November 23, 2012 in Naples, Florida. Although controversial, many big retail stores have again decided to get a head start this year for Black Friday and open on Thanksgiving Day or at midnight instead of the traditional dawn Friday opening time. Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season and the busiest shopping day of the year form many retailers.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Look out, telecommuters, you might be the next to lose the precious privilege of working from home. In the wake of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s ban on telecommuting, Best Buy has decided to end its own work-from-home program. It’s not really as bad as it sounds. Some of the 4,000 nonstore employees who enjoyed the widely popular Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) program that allowed them to make their own flexible schedules or work from home may still be permitted to do so; they just now need to get permission from a manager. “It used to be a right about which a manager had no say. Now it’s a conversation,” a Best Buy spokesperson explained. “We believe in employee flexibility but are looking for it to come in the context of a conversation between that employee and their manager.”

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