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 - 2:14pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Yes, I was unaware that not paying for a child to complete a graduate degree is the same thing as telling that child to drop out of a PhD program, or that we were parenting that the only way to "have it all" is if your parents pay for it. Are we also prending that "not being able to have it all" means "no one is going to pay to fulfill your every wish from cradle to grave?" Or perhaps I should tell my children not to make any retirement plans, since their father and I do not intend on funding their retirement. Oh dear, how will they EVER manage to retire?

What if their dream is to buy a house and you are not willing to buy that house for them?

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 2:18pm
I guess if their dream is to buy a house and we won't buy it for them, they'll just be homeless. I don't see any alternative, do you?
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 2:26pm
"I guess if their dream is to buy a house and we won't buy it for them, they'll just be homeless. I don't see any alternative, do you?" None! Although I would definitely help my kid buy a house if possible. My grandparents did that for my parents and my dad did it for several of his kids (not me, lol).
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 2:38pm

Bord:

Not every parent feels they need to pay for their entire child's college education. You do, and that is your choice. Some people also don't save all their money for their children to use after they are gone. They like to see them enjoy it now.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 2:57pm
Yes, I am quite aware that not all parents think they need to fund their children's college education. Was that in doubt. Nor do I know of any people who save "all" their money for their children to use after they are gone. Why would anyone do that?
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:15pm
(Bord) Sounded like a big assumption upon parents who choose vacations or TV's or whatever else you don't approve of and not sending their children to college. There are many ways kids can get to college and the parents are not always the only ones to contribute.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:21pm

bordwithyou wrote:
I guess if their dream is to buy a house and we won't buy it for them, they'll just be homeless. I don't see any alternative, do you?

No, I don't because it would just be "hollow" for you to support your child's dream of owning their own home one day if you aren't willing to set aside the funds for that house.  

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:24pm

rosenylund wrote:
(Bord) Sounded like a big assumption upon parents who choose vacations or TV's or whatever else you don't approve of and not sending their children to college. There are many ways kids can get to college and the parents are not always the only ones to contribute.

You completely misread what she said. She takes issue with ppl who have the latest tvs and greatest vacations, then claim they can't afford to help the kids w/college. Big difference between what she actually said and what you're claiming she said.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:24pm

rosenylund wrote:
<p>Bord:</p><p>Not every parent feels they need to pay for their entire child's college education. You do, and that is your choice. Some people also don't save all their money for their children to use after they are gone. They like to see them enjoy it now.</p>

Who said they save all their money for their children to use after they are gone?  

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:30pm
RG---I don't know anyone who has ever said that so I can't speak directly about that but everyone has different priorities and makes different choices in life. Maybe this family wants to make a lifetime of memories with their children by taking them on vacation. I don't know as I am not them.

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