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Why Ditch the Corporate Digs? New Survey Has Some Answers

. . . and they're not the answers you're expecting.

This story appears in the November 2000 issue of

Why do people work at home? Let us count the reasons: tax-deductible living expenses, nap time, control of the thermostat and avoiding that ever-nasty company john.

As Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA found, homebased workers' answers are often related more to why they don't want to work from a corporate location as opposed to why they do want to work from home. The company posted the survey on its Web site in July as part of its first "National Work From Home Day-Stress Not Included" event. Within a week, the site had received more than 12,500 responses, says Marty Marston of IKEA.

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