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 - 8:38pm

I went back and edited it.  It's not showing up yet. 

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:38pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">reginageorge2005</em> wrote:</div>   I asked about men "having it all" a few pages ago. Lauren addressed it. T &amp;amp; Jam conveniently ignored it. I'm always very curious about that...</blockquote></p><p>I answered that awhile ago.</p>

Provide the post number? or repost? I haven't seen a response to this either but this format does suck, so we may have all just missed it.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:40pm
I would not discourage my child from pursuing a PhD if he went into a PhD program eyes wide open, knowing the risks and benefits involved. But here's the deal - if you are any good in the field, you will be recruited by departments eager to use your talents. You will get a tuition waiver and a stipend. That's how the profession works. Responsible departments seldom even admit students they can't fund. There's a huge oversupply of PhDs, and urging someone unsuitable for academia into academia is just plain wrong. Why go into horrendous debt to get a degree when the chances of even top candidates finding per many employment in the field is hovering at about 70%?
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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:41pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
Can you quote what you are responding? No one have said the above.

Just tossing this out there: If someone wants to quote the person she's responding to, just hit {Reply} and then look up to the right corner of the comment box, there's a green oval with the word {Quote} in it.  Hit that!

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:46pm
Oh, we're back to the whole Mom working isn't good for the child thing. I'm sure you believe that. I don't.
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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:46pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
  Who can pay for advanced degrees by themselves? 300K or more for most advanced degrees?</p>

Many moons ago, I graduated from law school almost $200K in debt.  Never lost one night's sleep. Wink

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:50pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<p>&lt; it really condescending and "economically superior" to save money for college and an advanced degree?  So many in America are doing the same. &gt;</p> <p>Can you provide some stats on that? Because from what I've seen, few parents are in a position to save but a fraction of college costs...but enlighten us all.</p>

The goal for many parents is to set up a fund from the birth of li'l Junior which will go toward college.  No stats, I just must talk to more parents and read more than you've been reading on the topic.  No worries, but certainly it's not a basis to insult me and call me superior.  Not when it's a common goal ~ just ask about EVERYBODY on this board!  Then look in the Archives ~ a common discussion topic.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:53pm
Graduating from law school $200K in debt might make some sense. Graduating from a PhD program, particularly in the humanities or Social sciences, $200K in debt....not so much.
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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:57pm

<Many moons ago, I graduated from law school almost $200K in debt.  Never lost one night's sleep>

\Wow - I owed 15K after grad school and agonized over how to pay it (remember I'm very old, it was about year's salary with my first job out of school). The day I sent the last payment, I had hosted party. Debt was not something I ever felt comfortable with. Even so called "good" debt. I lost 5 yrs worth of sleep on living paycheck to paycheck. I'm pretty sure my experience is closer to the norm than yours.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:58pm

For PKA for tomorrow as I don't want her to miss it:

pumpkinangel wrote:
  I wasn't thinking of the glass ceiling in only the traditional feminism way only.  I was thinking of it more in a way of how Jam and hardy are limiting the options of their children (both boys and girls) by already telling them at a young age, they can't have it all.  Perhaps not the right comparasion but it came to mind with the limits that those posters are describing to their children.

Do you agree with Puss bouquet that she has it all?

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