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For the past few years, the workforce

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 19, 2007

For the past few years, the workforce at Best Buy has been transitioning from a “how much you work” model to a “how much work you get done” model, with promising initial results. “Hence workers pulling into the company’s amenity-packed headquarters at 2 p.m. aren’t considered late. Nor are those pulling out at 2 p.m. seen as leaving early. There are no schedules. No mandatory meetings. No impression-management hustles. Work is no longer a place where you go, but something you do. It’s O.K. to take conference calls while you hunt, collaborate from your lakeside cabin, or log on after dinner so you can spend the afternoon with your kid.”

We Work Remotely

Big Box Watch is a map that

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 20, 2007

Big Box Watch is a map that displays future big box store openings in the US. The site currently tracks Best Buy, Home Depot, Ikea, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Target, and Wal-Mart.

This guy has had enough of the

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 20, 2006

This guy has had enough of the pre-exit receipt checking at Best Buy (you’re under no legal obligation to comply) but is hassled by Best Buy employees about seeing his receipt all the way out to the parking lot.

Cheatsheet for how to get to a

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 25, 2006

Cheatsheet for how to get to a human operator on various automated phone systems. When calling Best Buy, “press 1,1,1,#,# and then wait through the 3 prompts asking for your home telephone number”. (thx, scott)