Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Not So Sweet

The flexibility that makes contracting attractive to many tech folks may be in danger. In today’s Wall Street Journal, columnist Sue Shellenbarger describes how more companies are taking up electronic monitoring of home-based independent contractors. That means they’re tracking keystrokes, taking screen shots and even peeking in via webcam.

The trend suggests the home office, long regarded as a calmer place to work, may evolve into just another office, fraught with the same constraints as a corporate cubicle.

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