This nearly happened to me at my previous job. (My employment was terminated, along with that of 30 other people, while I was still resisting the mandate to come into the office every day). But I didn't work at HP.
Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley company known for pioneering flexible work arrangements four decades ago, is canceling telecommuting for a key division of the company.Ouch.
While other companies nationwide are pushing more employees to work from home to cut office costs, HP believes bringing its information- technology employees together in the office will make them swifter and smarter.
The decision shocked HP employees and surprised human resource management experts, who believe telecommuting is still a growing trend.
[ "HP cuts back on telecommuting Some Key Workers Will Have To Come To Office Or Find New Jobs", by Nicole C. Wong, San Jose Mercury News, Jun. 03, 2006 ]