How's this for a double-edged sword? Microsoft is providing free bus transportation to work for some of its employees in China. Hey, that's great! It saves money as well as the environment. The downside? The bus is full of workstations, meaning everyone it picks up gets to work that much longer every day.
I mean, this is all well and good if the commute time is counted as part of the eight-hour workday or whatever, but I doubt that's the case. Commuting is a precious time to zone out, listen to music, and fantasize about quitting your job and/or killing your boss. Don't take that away from us, Microsoft.