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 - 6:48pm

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thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>  I'm not quite sure what you are asking.  We are prepared to pay for our children's undergraduate college wherever they decide to go.  We are not prepared to pay for graduate school, because it's my belief that if you can't get a tuition waiver and an assistantship for a PhD program, you shouldn't be in it. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I was curious about your definition of having it all, since you mention applauding kids' ambitions, in the middle of a discussion about "having it all."  </p><p>I think it's hollow to tell a child he or she can have it all, and at the same time not set aside the tuition, R&amp;B for a postbaccalaureate degree or 2 even in the humanities or when teaching others would be too much of a distraction. You disagree.  And you will tell your children they can have it all?  </p>

If "teaching others" while in pursuit of a degree in the humanities is "too much of distraction," perhaps one ought to consider a different career.  One should also not be paying for an advanced degree in the humanities.  If someone isn't paying you to get it, something is wrong.

I have always encouraged my children in their pursuit of happiness, and never wanted them to limit their dreams by accepting someone else's definition of what that happiness ought to entail.   

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 6:44pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>No garnetboy, I don't come out and tell my kids you can't have it all word for word but I won't paint some rosy, perfect world without sacrifices/give and take either.  You've not acknowledged what I'm very aware exists in the real world, If you don't want to hear that just say it. </p>

I'm sorry, I honestly don't understand what you're trying to say with your last sentence. But I don't recall that any of us have said anything about a rosy, perfect world. We've been quite clear that having it all requires hard work and determination and myriad other things to achieve. We've also pointed out, multiple times, that there isn't a universal definition and that "having it all" varies amongst individuals. 

I'm a realist. I am the sort of parent who allows her kids to make mistakes, fail and suffer the consequences. I'm not a helicopter mother, hovering and trying to prevent my kids from misfortune. But I am also not going to limit their potential or beat down their dreams.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 6:38pm

bordwithyou wrote:
  I'm not quite sure what you are asking.  We are prepared to pay for our children's undergraduate college wherever they decide to go.  We are not prepared to pay for graduate school, because it's my belief that if you can't get a tuition waiver and an assistantship for a PhD program, you shouldn't be in it. </p>

I was curious about your definition of having it all, since you mention applauding kids' ambitions, in the middle of a discussion about "having it all." 

I think it's hollow to tell a child he or she can have it all, and at the same time not set aside the tuition, R&B for a postbaccalaureate degree or 2 even in the humanities or when teaching others would be too much of a distraction. You disagree.  And you will tell your children they can have it all? 

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 6:36pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Ok, Ther's more than one definition of glass ceiling, Thanks.  Next... </p>

Would you like to share yours?  Otherwise, I really don't know what you are trying to get at here.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 6:36pm

What do you mean by "sacrifices and give/take?"

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 6:34pm

Ok, Ther's more than one definition of glass ceiling, Thanks.  Next... 

 

 

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 6:32pm

No garnetboy, I don't come out and tell my kids you can't have it all word for word but I won't paint some rosy, perfect world without sacrifices/give and take either.  You've not acknowledged what I'm very aware exists in the real world, If you don't want to hear that just say it. 

 

 

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 6:31pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Uhm, This thread has produced a division b/w women who think we can have it all and those who don't believe there is such a thing, It's the NOW jrs and Gloria Steinham would be proud. </p>

I don't think so.  I think it's produced a division between those who have defined what they wanted in life, gone after it, have it or are in the process of getting it, and those who, well, I don't know.  Those with less vision?  Less drive?  I don't know what would compel someone to give up and say they just can't have all that they would really want out of life.  I might not meet all my goals before I die, but at least I'm headed in their direction.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 6:21pm

Uhm, This thread has produced a division b/w women who think we can have it all and those who don't believe there is such a thing, It's the NOW jrs and Gloria Steinham would be proud. 

 

 

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 5:49pm

Double post.  Again.  Sigh.

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