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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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 7:28pm
Thinking of oneself as a "charity" seems rather defeatist to me.
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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 7:26pm

rosenylund wrote:
Yes, Chestnut...when that child needed things, they should be using it for them. While I totally believe in giving to charities, sometimes, you, yourself, is the 1st charity you need to give to. Enjoy your vacation this year :) We are celebrating a big anniversary this year and have a get away planned too :)

IIRC the children had no need of "things", they were well provided. They just didn't get signifcant gifts that Christmas.

Once needs our basic needs are met, charity is the third allocation of our budget, after emergency and retirement funds.

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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 6:43pm
Understood Rollmops. In my family we don't do things like that. Money is always allocated for things.
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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 6:42pm
Yes, Chestnut...when that child needed things, they should be using it for them. While I totally believe in giving to charities, sometimes, you, yourself, is the 1st charity you need to give to. Enjoy your vacation this year :) We are celebrating a big anniversary this year and have a get away planned too :)
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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 6:39pm
Bord-I personally don't have relatives knocking down my door that give me large sums of money. Wouldn't that be nice. lol. If I wanted to give my child (or relative) a gift, I might just give them the gift and not the money then if I didn't like the fact they had cc debt (even though that would really not be any of my business).
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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 5:13pm
No Hazel, my mom gave me money mainly for tax reasons, but also because she thought I might need it for dd's college. I do NOT need it for dd's college, so I am putting it aside for MY retirement. However if I had CC debt (not my kid, ME), then I would pay that off rather than save the money, or save some and use some to pay off the debt. In other words, priority #1 would be to pay off consumer and other debt.
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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 5:08pm

I seem to recall the "ungreat Christmas gift debate" where you were horrified that the gifted parent did not spend all the money on the children because they gave some to charity?

Assuming I have an adequate emergency fund, I believe in saving for retirement, charitable giving, college education funds, home improvements, and vacation funds in that order. Some years, home improvements and vacations get the short shrift. Not this year though, California with the family for Apr spring break and Vegas with friends in May.

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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 5:07pm
If you have any consumer debt at all, the smartest thing to do with unexpected money is to pay it off, assuming you have a small emergency savings account. It racks up interest so fast. Then when you are out from the consumer debt, you can begin to save for your children's college and retirement. I personally would not give any large sums of money to a relative with credit card spending problems. I do not care to subsidize that lifestyle.
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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 4:52pm
Who ever said they don't save for retirement Chestnut or plans to continue instead of buying things immediately? I believe that retirement is more important than paying for a child's education (if there is a choice). My retirement money is never thought of (just looked at to see any increases due to profit sharing and continual monthly savings).

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