It is my belief that many of the problems that VM currently have are in some way connected to this "dress down" attitude.
I accept that you were young once and were less mature, however, as a young man I never felt the need to treat/refer to women in such a derogatory fashion.
In addition, the sexist remarks were made today, not years ago.
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Originally Posted by Peter_
The would be no requirement for webcams as we are in peoples homes and that would be intrusive, anything company wise would be via an intranet/workaway so they would not be able to access the employees own computer so everything the manager would see would be on the intranet/workaway.
Webcams are required to ensure that quality of work and discipline are maintained within the organisation. Employees not prepared to have a webcam in their home office would be at liberty to decline any offer of a job that entailed this.
Mobile webcams are on their way that will allow a member of staff to hold a virtual meeting with their managers etc
Research has shown that some employees expect payment towards the cost of heating, lighting etc for the room where the office is.
I do not believe that this is appropriate as the employer will be paying for all the equipment, yet the employee will be saving on travel costs, enjoying more free time and there are possible savings to be made on childcare costs too.
Their home will be more secure from burglary and fire, they will be at the house with any pets and be at home for deliveries, meter reading etc (although the latter will be done automatically in a few years time.)
An alternative solution may be to install a solar panel at the employees home where suitable. This would provide free electricity for the office and may be an extra income stream for the employer as the employee would be paying for any electricity used for their own use. This could be offset against the cost of installation of the panels.