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Letters | A shock to telecommuters’ system

All-or-nothing approach doesn’t work

RE “NO going back for those working at home” (Page A1, Feb. 27): On the subject of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, ordering all telecommuters to be present in the office by June 1, I think there are two sides to this coin.

I am now retired, but at my last high-tech job as a support analyst we spent a lot of time on the phone and using e-mail. Initially we all sat in our cubicles. On tough cases we often collaborated. During spare time and lunch hour we would gather and discuss technical and home life issues, as any group of employees is wont to do. We were a fairly tight-knit team.

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