Marissa Mayer Bans WAH

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Marissa Mayer Bans WAH
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 1:08pm

The youngest female Fortune 500 CEO ~ Yahoo's Marissa Mayer ~ banned WAH for all employees, including full-time customer service reps, those who WAH just 1 or 2 days/week, even those hired on the condition they WAH.

<<"Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home," says the memo from HR director Jackie Rees..."We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.>>

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-belkin/marissa-mayer-work-from-home-yahoo-rule_b_2750256.html

Apparently the fact that all of the "tools" can be at home, accessing the main offices remotely, is not enough.

Wouldn't we expect a new mom especially to "champion" combining work and family?  Some WAH employees say they get more done at home, due to a shorter "commute", fewer interuptions at the watercooler and cubicle.  For those who WAH part-time or f-t, are you as/more productive at home as in an office?  Will this backfire as the top talent can WAH for Yahoo and other companies? 

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 5:28pm

rosenylund wrote:
<p>The difference is that bord is speaking of a past debate on college where one poster stated that they didn't have a college fund for their kids because they didn't have the extra cash, then went on to detail all the "stuff" they buy on a regular basis. This stuff included some very expensive sounding stuff and vacations. I debate that many are familiar with on this board.</p><p>

Ok, so I guess just Bord does. lol</p>

You guess just Bord does....what?    I'm trying to figure out what on earth you are talking about since you can't support the basis for what "people" you brought into this debate.  What exactly is your point here becasue I don't can't seem to see that you are making any specific point that has anything to do with the current discussion.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 5:30pm

rosenylund wrote:
RG-that is nice that your family has no problem going to other family and share all their finances (which I assume is more than how much they make and how much their house cost as there are many other things besides that when it comes down to how people spend and save their money). Most people are not financial advisors and don't know that well into others financial lives.

I'm finding a bit of irony in your lecture of not knowing people's finances while making statements about most people or what other people say.  Can you be a bit more specific instead of broad general sweeping statements?

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 5:33pm

rosenylund wrote:
Bord-I am not 100% aware of how financial aid, or loans or scholarships work as I have not been through that process but I am pretty sure they are not going to come in your house and deny you if you have a large TV or pictures of vacations. lol.

No but they will look at your finances, say you can afford xyz and that's what you pay.  They won't listen to the I was making memories for my kids, I'm saving for the wedding or we deserved xyz.  

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 5:35pm

rosenylund wrote:
<p>We also get a lot of, "Our EFC is over six thousand dollars a year! Where are we going to get an extra six thousand dollars a year?" And I'm thinking...this kid is eighteen years old. You've known he was going to get to this age for eighteen years, unless something awful happened. EFC isn't the money you are supposed to have "extra." It's the money you were supposed to have saved over the last eighteen years. Twenty five thousand dollars is just a little over $115 a month since the kid was born, not counting any interest that might have accrued.</p><p>----------

So you are assuming that everyone that wants to sent their kids to college are able to save every.single.month for 18 years? You do realize things happen, right? You do realize that people lose their jobs, right?, You do realize medical problems come up, right? You do realize that family problems come up, right? You do realize that life happens, right?</p>

Some months are better than others so you save those months.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 5:37pm

rosenylund wrote:
Yes. This is for financial aid. -----Ok, thanks. I know there are other ways to pay for college too so it is not always black and white.

I don't think anyone said there was only one way to pay for college....  It's right around the corner for my oldest, we have visted 3-4 colleges already and plan to visit a few more this spring/summer.  

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 5:41pm

<<My family is very close, I know what my siblings do for a livng, I know where they live and I know where their kids go to school.....  Perhaps it's b/c I don't have as much time on my hands but I don't know these kinds of intimate details, Even if it is public record. >>

Or perhaps they just choose not to share it with you or others. 

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 5:49pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">rosenylund</em> wrote:</div>Bord-Unless you personally know someone's financial situation throughly and do their monthly bills, you really do not know what they can and can not afford. There are many millionaires who claim they can't afford things either because they are cheap or think they just need to save all their money. Just like there are people who blow all their money and have nothing to show for it or able to send their kids to college. I am not even that close to my friends and family to know everything. lol</blockquote></p><p>I think it depends on how close you are to your family and how close you chose to keep your financial information. I know how much my sister's house cost, and I know how much she makes each year. Likewise DH knows how much his stepsiblings make and how much their homes were. So actually knowing that information, we can accurately gauge whether or not they can "afford" something. And before you point out that they could be lying--no one lies to their financial advisor about how much money they make. It doesn't work that way. </p><p>DH doesn't share details about his stepsibs w/me and I don't ask b/c it isn't any of business. Knowing how much my sister makes really just makes me more proud of her--she's making a good living doing something she loves.</p>

My family and I are very close, I know what my siblings do for a livng, I know where they live and I know where their kids go to school...  Perhaps it's b/c I don't have as much time on my hands but I don't know these kinds of intimate details, Even if it is public record. 

 


 


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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:00pm
I am aware there are any number of ways that people pay for college. I do not understand why someone whose parents are paying for their childrens' education would be claiming they can't afford to pay for college. Obviously in that case, the college would be paid for. ------------------I really wouldn't know either unless these are people you know from the internet and not know personal IRL.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:06pm

I heard it, w/my own ears.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:08pm
I heard it, w/my own ears. -----Gotcha. I would believe that. I wouldn't believe anyone on the internet or hearsay from someone else who I don't really know IRL.

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