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 - 9:29am

bordwithyou wrote:
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.

Don't forget the boat...love that. I've got a friend who spent tens of thousands redo-ing her house, but claims she's struggling w/college tuition...SMH.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:31am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>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. </p><p> </p><p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>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.</blockquote></p>

I'm guessing I get a pass on this one then, since I'm married to a financial planner and can quote his theory on the time value of money verbatim? And, you know, we actually practice what he preaches.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:32am
"Or you could call it what it is without the quips about what abilities you have compared to others, " Where did Bord compare her ability to pay with the ability of others to pay? As far as I remember, she has simply said that she has made it a priority to be able to pay for her kids' college educations. I truly have trouble understanding why that would be offensive on any level.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:33am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>That's pretty much what my friend says about her sorotiy too.</p>

As an advisor, I always tell my women, "If you leave a better woman than when you started, we've done our job." Most of them do.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:35am
"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" So people who have thought this through and made it a priority to be able to send their kids to college should never talk about it, because it will make the poor and uneducated who have 0 skills feel bad?
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:40am
Actually, the hardworking and talented children of the truly poor, uneducated and unskilled have a pretty good chance of getting into college and getting the $$$$ to make it through, even in the USA.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:42am
"Actually, the hardworking and talented children of the truly poor, uneducated and unskilled have a pretty good chance of getting into college and getting the $$$$ to make it through, even in the USA." Very true. The real problem are those kids whose parents make enough to help but have made no provisions. The kids are shut out of loans and aid because of parental income. Then if the parents can't or won't help, it can get very tough for those kids to get through college.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:47am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"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" So people who have thought this through and made it a priority to be able to send their kids to college should never talk about it, because it will make the poor and uneducated who have 0 skills feel bad?

Financial aid does exist for kids who can't afford college, you know, Jam.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:49am

Like you my friend says that too, She gives speeches to her girls, she attends a thousand dollar a plate dinners, etc. You get it and I call that politics, Sort of like the Hilary Rosens that tell women what they want to hear too......  But does she have a real job?  I am influenced by people that practice what they preach and my hope is that my children will be too.   

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;That's pretty much what my friend says about her sorotiy too.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>As an advisor, I always tell my women, "If you leave a better woman than when you started, we've done our job." Most of them do.</p>

 

 

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:55am

Jam: " You get it and I call that politics, Sort of like the Hilary Rosens that tell women what they want to hear too......  But does she have a real job?"

What are you trying to say here? Do you mean that being involved in politics is not leadership? We should only listen to people with "real jobs" (defined how exactly?)

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