Poll: Do you agree with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer that working from home is unproductive?

work from home pictureNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told listeners of his weekly radio show Friday that he supports Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s recent decision to stop allowing employees to work from home.

Bloomberg, a former CEO himself, said he agrees with the assumption that working from home is unproductive, according to the New York Post’s account of the broadcast.

“I’ve always said telecommuting is one of the dumber ideas I’ve ever heard,” the mayor said. “Yes, there are some things you can do at home, but having a chat line is not the same thing as standing at the water cooler. And standing at the water cooler is where you get a lot of ideas and information, and it’s a euphemism for a lot of interpersonal dialogue.”

In the following letter to the editor submitted to BizPac Review, Bob Rodenberg, CEO of Computee, an international company based in West Palm Beach, said he strongly disagrees that working from home is wrong. Rodenberg said he takes offense that Bloomberg would even offer his opinion on the matter.

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Letter to the editor: New Yorkers are wimpy to put up with sanctimonious Bloomberg

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