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 - 3:08pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I'd rather my daughters (AND son) learn that life is about give and take, compromises and sacrifices than to tell them they can have it all....  All of what anyway?  A be all/end all is likely to fail at something.  </p>

Why would you choose to limit a child's dreams?

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 3:00pm
"Your feelings about gender inequality make this a political issue. " Well, no. The gender inequality IS the political issue. Regina's feelings or your feelings about it are irrelevant.
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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:57pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Your feelings about gender inequality make this a political issue. </p>

You've yet to articulate a single shred of evidence that supports this. Which leads me to ask: are you denying that gender inequality exists?

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:56pm

I don't know how people pay for childcare, but I do know the WAH that work for me and those I work with have childcare if they have children who can not be independent in the home. My children were about 10 when I decided that I could work effectively while they were home.

How do I know? Because the one's that don't have childcare are easy to spot. Screaming children in the background while on conference calls, or distracted and non-particpatory on interactive calls. Also, their work does not get done on time and on or under budget.

Bottom line - the job I and my WAH coworkers do, managerial and technical, can not be done effectively without childcare for small children.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:56pm

Your feelings about gender inequality make this a political issue. 

 


 


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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:54pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Wow, What's wrong with  SAHDs?  You must have missed my earlier post, I see nothing wrong with dads, like moms who can afford to SAH, It's nice to have dad friends that SAH in the meantime. </p>

Nothing is wrong w/SAHDs. I'm just curious if you've also told your son that he can either be a SAHD or he can WOH w/o kids. You said you treat your kids the same regardless of gender...or do you expect your future DIL to SAH so your son work and have a family?

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:52pm
" Some women feel so mistreated that it's become a political issue. " Ah, ok, thanks for the explanation. I don't think that was what Regina was driving at, but thanks for explaining what you meant.
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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:51pm

I was managed remotely at one point in my career.  I enjoyed it very much not having a boss hovering over me, but it didn't do much for my motivation.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:51pm

I was managed remotely at one point in my career.  I enjoyed it very much not having a boss hovering over me, but it didn't do much for my motivation.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:51pm

Wow, What's wrong with  SAHDs?  You must have missed my earlier post, I see nothing wrong with dads, like moms who can afford to SAH, It's nice to have dad friends that SAH in the meantime. 

 


 


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