Fearing job losses, US workers forgo benefits.

For their part, many managers are doing little to calm those concerns, human resource consultants say. They tend to view options such as flex-time and telecommuting as retention tools, experts say, and in recessions, fear of unemployment is just as effective.

As a telecommuter, I’m happy to report I haven’t encountered this type of reaction from my management. My sources at some of my former places of employment tell me that this article is pretty accurate in some cases though.