While some employees may like to continue working from home and only show up when necessary, this presents executives with a tempting budget option that employees might not like. I estimate that about 20% of every office job falls outside of their primary responsibilities – “extra”. It involves helping a coworker, mentoring younger people, celebrating someone’s birthday – things that drive the culture of the office. If the employee is rarely present to participate in these extras, the management is strongly encouraged to change his status to “entrepreneur”. Instead of receiving a fixed salary, contractors are only paid for the work they do, either by the hour or according to appropriate output parameters. It would also mean not having to pay for health care, a 401 (k) match, and our share of FICA and Medicare taxes – perks that, in the case of my business, are about 15% extra pay. Not to mention the potential savings in reduced office space and extras like bonuses and parking fees.