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 - 7:25pm

< am sure they will but I am speaking now and don't even know if I would have to use financial aid at this point.>

Really? My daughter has applied to a mix of public and private institutions. The cheapest option, without financial aid, is about 25K a year. It must be nice to find a spare 100K in the couch cushions or something, because I had to plan for that possible expense.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:42pm

rosenylund wrote:
For many reasons people don't tell their salary. One of them that could be a possibility is that others assume you can afford things they think you should be able to on that salary ;)

I'm not exactly advocating wearing a banner advertising it. But I also fail to see the abject shock and horror that my twin sister shared that information with me. I also know an approximate salary range for my BFF. B/c she referenced it in a conversation about job hunting. Another dear friend (kid's godmother) is selling her house. I know how much they're asking for it & how much they're losing on the sale b/c she told me. In a conversation about their move. I didn't ask, the information was offered voluntarily. I don't think these exchanges are unusual. Close friends/family exchange intimate details about their lives--that's what make them close.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:36pm

rosenylund wrote:
That's your opinion. My sister doubled her salary and felt compelled to share the news. She wasn't rubbing my nose in anything--she was (rightfully) proud of herself and excited and wanted to share her excitement w/me. I'm not offended by that--I'm happy for her!---------------------I am sure she was happy. I just would not share my salary with family and friends and they would not either. To me that is something very personal no matter who it is.

We shared a womb and amniotic sac, so you know...doesn't get more personal than that. <shrug> YMMV.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:35pm
The FAFSA and/or CSS are going to know your gross income and net worth too if your children plan to apply for financial aid for college. ---------------I am sure they will but I am speaking now and don't even know if I would have to use financial aid at this point.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:34pm
For many reasons people don't tell their salary. One of them that could be a possibility is that others assume you can afford things they think you should be able to on that salary ;)
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:33pm
That's your opinion. My sister doubled her salary and felt compelled to share the news. She wasn't rubbing my nose in anything--she was (rightfully) proud of herself and excited and wanted to share her excitement w/me. I'm not offended by that--I'm happy for her!---------------------I am sure she was happy. I just would not share my salary with family and friends and they would not either. To me that is something very personal no matter who it is.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:29pm

<That IS a pretty close family. My family doesn't even share salaries. It really is no one's business unless that person is trying to rub it in someone else's face, IMO. The only people that know my salary are my dh, my boss and my HR dept. Edited to say my CPA too. lol.>

The FAFSA and/or CSS are going to know your gross income and net worth too if your children plan to apply for financial aid for college.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:28pm

rosenylund wrote:
<p>And yet, despite your claims how little time you have, you seem to have plenty of time to spend online... I don't think my sister's salary is public record. I wouldn't know where to look if it were. I know how much she makes b/c she got a raise and shared. B/c, you know, that's what sisters do. At least, that's what WE do... Perhaps your family just choses not to share with you. IDK. ----------------------That IS a pretty close family. My family doesn't even share salaries. It really is no one's business unless that person is trying to rub it in someone else's face, IMO. The only people that know my salary are my dh, my boss and my HR dept. Edited to say my CPA too. lol.</p>

That's your opinion. My sister doubled her salary and felt compelled to share the news. She wasn't rubbing my nose in anything--she was (rightfully) proud of herself and excited and wanted to share her excitement w/me. I'm not offended by that--I'm happy for her!

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:22pm

And yet, despite your claims how little time you have, you seem to have plenty of time to spend online... I don't think my sister's salary is public record. I wouldn't know where to look if it were. I know how much she makes b/c she got a raise and shared. B/c, you know, that's what sisters do. At least, that's what WE do... Perhaps your family just choses not to share with you. IDK. ----------------------That IS a pretty close family. My family doesn't even share salaries. It really is no one's business unless that person is trying to rub it in someone else's face, IMO. The only people that know my salary are my dh, my boss and my HR dept. Edited to say my CPA too. lol.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:16pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">reginageorge2005</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;rosenylund&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;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&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;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. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;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.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><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. </p>

And yet, despite your claims how little time you have, you seem to have plenty of time to spend online... I don't think my sister's salary is public record. I wouldn't know where to look if it were. I know how much she makes b/c she got a raise and shared. B/c, you know, that's what sisters do. At least, that's what WE do... Perhaps your family just choses not to share with you. IDK.

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