By Yu Aaron Cheng on Jan 20, 2008
Sina.com, on Jan 20, reported that to solve the traffic jam problem during rush hour, Beijing government will try to switch the Open/Close time for big commercial departments and some of shopping malls, and will implement the flextime for science academies and IT companies. Especially encourage Work From Home.
Of course, we are doing this way now. I don't know when Sun started the flextime, I only know to work flexible is one of Sun's culture. And started from 2 years ago, Sun fully supported employees in Beijing to work from home. We can remotely operate our machines and servers in lab or office, we can easy find workmates by phone or Instant Messenger client wherever they are. Cool, isn't it? But not just this.
One of my workmate living at TongZhou. He spent at least 4 hours per day on his way to office and back to home. We always say Beijing subway corporation should award him a medal to praise his support to Beijing subway. He took the BaTong line near his home and -> line No.1 -> line No.2 -> line No.13. 6:00 pm, he took them again with opposite order. Now, he can work from home. He can save the money, save the energy, and the most important, he own 4 additional hours for himself for each day.
Besides that, we decrease the hours that drive at rush hour. Actually we won't drive for most of days in a week. It's hard to say how much improvement to Beijing's traffic and air which our way made, but as a Chinese saying "Don't fail to do good even if it's small."
Start now，not too late。