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In France, Companies Make The Move To 100% Teleworking

French managers are trying to transition from assessing attendance to assessing results, the American tradition. But their are drawbacks.

Teleworking comes with its purrrks
Teleworking comes with its purrrks
Aurélie Collas

SAINT-PÉ​RAY — Where is work heading? For Rachel Peter and Jean-Baptiste Audras, a couple in their thirties, the southern French department of Ardèche has become their chosen place to both live and work. For nearly three years, the couple has worked from their home in Saint-Péray, both collaborating with Whodunit, a website development agency.

"Working with Whodunit meant working from home. It's become our lifestyle," Audras explains.

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Firefighters work to put out the fire in a mall hit by a Russian missile strike

Shaun Lavelle, Anna Akage and Emma Albright

Officials fear the death toll will continue to climb after two Russian missiles hit the Armstor shopping center in the central Ukrainian city of Kramenchuk. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, more than 1,000 people were inside the mall Monday at the time of the attack.

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For the moment, the death toll is at 18 with 36 people missing and at least 59 injured, reported a regional official on Tuesday. The search and rescue operations continue under the rubble.

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