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I've seen this used in several places, but WFH seems to make more sense to me. Is there some other significance that I'm missing besides the 'M' coming from the end of 'home'?

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WFH is the usual acronym for working from home, as you'd expect. WFM is Internet slang for 'Works for me'. Perhaps the two have been confused and the mistake has perpetuated.

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That's teh ticket! Pwned! –  Robusto Jan 22 '11 at 13:11
    
That seems like a reasonable explanation –  Dave Andersen Jan 22 '11 at 18:42
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I've seen 'wfh' degenerate to 'wtf' a few times. –  Anguish Languish Jul 5 '11 at 22:06
    
Am I the only person who thinks Works for me means That's good enough for me? This answer doesn't WFM. –  FumbleFingers Jan 25 '12 at 0:29
    
@FumbleFingers: What user3444 meant is that although “works for me (WFM)” has nothing to do with “work from home (WFH),” the two acronyms were conflated simply because WFM and WFH look similar. This explanation makes perfect sense to me, although I do not know if it is the truth or not. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Jan 25 '12 at 1:58

WFM: work from mobile — not necessarily home, but off site.

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This seems to be entirely reasonable. Do you have any reference you can link to? –  Andrew Leach Jan 22 at 14:19

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