When company perks become the puppet master's tools

Offices that pride themselves on being "cool" are actually just finding new ways to control employees, writes Rebecca Greenfield. How can this be? Because, she argues, unlimited-vacation policies rob workers of the ability to assert a right to the days they're owed; open office spaces enforce conformity and create a de facto surveillance state; and free, catered meals make it harder for workers to disappear for an hour at lunchtime.

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