Thursday, July 05, 2012

Boris Johnson and Daily Mail don't get homeworking

According to the Daily Mail, the Mayor of London has described working from home (in the context of travel problems around Olympics time) as "a skivers’ charter" and "a wonderful glorified sick-note for the entire working population". Apparently he also suggested "We all know that [home working] is basically sitting wondering whether to go down to the fridge to hack off that bit of cheese before checking your emails again."

 Of course Boris has previous on this issue (see here) but the author of the piece Steven Doughty goes on to compound this bizarre statement by generally belittling homeworking, for example 'arguing' that "A high proportion of home workers are working mothers, whose employers take a fairly liberal view of timekeeping". 

Oh dear.


  1. I think Boris was joking. If he were to see one of our Twin Skin offices, and how beneficial they are, also how owning a Twin Skin Home Office reduced the amount time you spend in the car, reducing pollution, and owning a carbon trap, he would put his thumbs up to

  2. The trouble with Boris when he opens his mouth, is, he opens his mouth.

  3. Anonymous9:13 PM

    LOL Deja, Oh you hit the nail on the head good and hard

  4. Rubbish, Do you really think people run businesses from home to eat cheese or try to save on the huge amount of money to the government just to stand still. Before we can BUY cheese we have to pay for you life style. Get real.