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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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:36pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Thanks for clearing that up b/c I thought you said you did things to ensure that daughters have the same opportunities as sons, That's a kind of helicoptering to me but don't take my word for it, Lol. </p>

Have you even read this thread? Saying I want my daughter to have the same opportunities available to her as my son does is not helicoptering, it is responsible parenting. How sad for your kids that you don't know the difference between the two.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:38pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Yea, feminists plow the way so you can have a job. That's nice. </p>

And if this is a response to me, I do not have a job, I have a career that is fulfilling beyond my imagination and it benefits myself and tangentially, my family. Though we're far from rich, I am paid much more than I need, so I have the ability to offer my children some perks they otherwise would not have, e.g. paid college tuition if they so desire, or a trip or two to Europe.

Pssst: Don't tell my employee, but I'd do what I do now for a third of what I make and we could still maintain our current lifestyle. We're frugal.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:38pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Yea, feminists plow the way so you can have a job. That's nice. </p>

And if this is a response to me, I do not have a job, I have a career that is fulfilling beyond my imagination and it benefits myself and tangentially, my family. Though we're far from rich, I am paid much more than I need, so I have the ability to offer my children some perks they otherwise would not have, e.g. paid college tuition if they so desire, or a trip or two to Europe.

Pssst: Don't tell my employee, but I'd do what I do now for a third of what I make and we could still maintain our current lifestyle. We're frugal.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:39pm

See, Having it all equals perfection, And I agree.  But why raise a child to believe life is perfect? 

 


 


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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:41pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Yea, feminists plow the way so you can have a job. That's nice. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>And if this is a response to me, I do not have a job, I have a career that is fulfilling beyond my imagination and it benefits myself and tangentially, my family. Though we're far from rich, I am paid much more than I need, so I have the ability to offer my children some perks they otherwise would not have, e.g. paid college tuition if they so desire, or a trip or two to Europe.</p><p>Pssst: Don't tell my employee, but I'd do what I do now for a third of what I make and we could still maintain our current lifestyle. We're frugal.</p>

Jam--if you're so against mothers working, why are you in school? 

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:42pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>See, Having it all equals perfection, And I agree.  But why raise a child to believe life is perfect? </p>

Other than you, who said that? I want to see direct quotes, please.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:43pm
Can you quote what you are responding? No one have said the above.
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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:44pm

I don't have the problem raising daughters different than sons, Lol, Do stop the cherry picking! 

 


 


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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:44pm

>And how can you claim to have had it all when you had to return to work after you had your babies?  And if you're going with...you had more than enough time at-home when they were children, I'd disagree.  I've SAH more years, and I still want to SAH more with my children.  And if one SAH, she necessarily loses traction in her career.  Again, no one can have it all.</p>[/quote]

  What is your definition of "it all" 

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:46pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I don't have the problem raising daughters different than sons, Lol, Do stop the cherry picking! </p>

Who is cherry picking? My questions are absolutely relevant to the debate at hand. The fact that you're avoiding them is quite telling.

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