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As US office space shrinks, so does workers' privacy

With rents surging as the office market rebounds, many companies are looking to cut costs.

Some property brokers make the pitch that firms can avoid a rent hike by moving to new quarters that are 20 or 25% smaller than what they had.

New York

DAFNA Sarnoff worked her way up to vice-president at American Express and what she remembers as "a desirable office". Later she was hired by a financial services company - bigger salary, bigger office. Then, in 2012, she was recruited by Yodle, a smaller, newer company that sells

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