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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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 8:19am

Jams, I don't think I have made any "quips" comparing my abilities to others. The most I have ever done is point out that college is expensive and full ride scholarships are rare, and its best to save early and often if you want to be sure you can send your kids to college.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 8:22am

Sure you have on Ivillage Bord, Excuse me if I'm confusing boards. 

 

 

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 8:34am
Jams, I don't make quips about other people's abilities. If someone does not have the ability to save for their childrens' education, that is unfortunate. Questioning someone's choices is another matter. I have no patience with people who take their kids on cruises, annual Disney vacations, and who has the latest model television or computer every year then claiming they cannot afford to send their kids to college.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:08am

Yea, And I find it hugely debateable that some lift up their own choices at the expense of others choices, Since when are we financial planners...  And who are you to judge other choices?  I don't buy what you call unfortunate, What's unfortunate are poor human beings that have -0- skills and education but whose dreams are to raise decent kids that may just want to go to college and do things they couldn't, I can't relate to that but I have a pretty big heart and hear that a lot!  Appreciate what you have but remember where you came from too. 

 

bordwithyou wrote:
Jams, I don't make quips about other people's abilities. If someone does not have the ability to save for their childrens' education, that is unfortunate. Questioning someone's choices is another matter. I have no patience with people who take their kids on cruises, annual Disney vacations, and who has the latest model television or computer every year then claiming they cannot afford to send their kids to college.

 

 

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:14am
I think what you are calling unfortunate and what I call unfortunate are pretty much the same thing, Jams. And who am I to judge other people's financial choices? Someone who regularly sits on financial oaf committees and has to make hard choices about which students get funded and which do not, for one thing. A rational human being for another, who can see through excuses. The truth is, many people COULD afford to make the EFC, but they chose to spend the money other ways. The truth is not that they couldn't afford to send their kids to college. The truth for them is that they wanted that computer/vacation/television set/new car more than they wanted to pay to send the kid to college. Might as well admit it.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:21am

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:24am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>Jams, What is a "fancy undergraduate degree?"</blockquote></p><p>That's all you pulled from that post to debate?  Gee, Lol.  You tell me Bord.  You've said many times you've got all these resources and the ability to pay for things others can't.  I call that fancy, It's also a fascade for some. </p>

A fascade?  Is that like a cascade that happens more rapidly than normal?

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:27am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Having a friend that's still very involved in her sorority all these years later I hear a lot of the ins and outs, My friend's daughter is now a legacy of hers.  What I find sort of odd however is that she's never used her degree, She works retail and while there's nothing wrong with that I wonder what model she is for those girls pushing through classes and programs to succeed in school.  Please tell me there's more to sorority than the poliitcal/I am woman hear me roar component.  Thanks. </p>

Clearly you missed the "in and out" that her daughter became a legacy when she was born, not when she joined. Granddaughters, daughters and sisters are all legacies and that is a desgination that begins at its orgins (birth or adoption, or marriage in the case of steps). She remains a legacy when she joins, but she didn't just become one when she joined.  My daughter, at five, is a legacy.

I can't speak for every sorority, I can only speak for mine. As a values based organization for women, we are NOT a political organization. Rather, we focus on the values of the fraternity: academics, leadership, sisterhood, character, philanthropy, service...you get my drift. As a women's only organization with a focus on leadership, there is a bit of "girl power" inherent in our organization. But at the end of the day, we exist to provide opportunities for our women and help them become the best version of themself. That's what we do in a nutshell.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:27am
Ah, Puss. My first thought was, "Like a cascade? Only, faster?"
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:29am

That's pretty much what my friend says about her sorotiy too.

 

 

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