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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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 6:56am

I wonder what would happen some Friday afternoon if a Yahoo executive handed  a virtual briefcase full of stuff to review before a Monday morning meeting turned to Ms Mayer and said, "Gee, guess we'll have to cancel the meeting now that I'm not allowed to work at home anymore."

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 5:32am

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

Perhaps nothing but that was cute, Lol. 

Clarify an earlier post about knowing so much about others that you can "gauge" how much they can afford, There must be a hidden talent there not even my magic telescope can compare to. 

 


 


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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 5:42am

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 ;)

Exactly!  My father's teacher salary was public information but I can't imagine someone taking that information and determining what my parents could or could not afford. 

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 5:50am

Your dad isn't renting from you?

 


 


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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 5:52am
It's apparently the logic that if it's not done my way it's not done the right way, Lol.

 


 


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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 6:02am
Congratulations on the raise (No, I don't need to know what that is)!

 


 


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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 6:18am

Because the poor are entitled. 

 


 


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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 6:24am

Not logging into work...  Isn't that interesting!  Mayer is a smart girl, Good for her for cutting back where productivity lacked. 

 


 


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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 11:32am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Not logging into work...  Isn't that interesting!  Mayer is a smart girl, Good for her for cutting back where productivity lacked.

If she were really smart, she'd start a serious analysis of how the company assess productivity and achievement of goals.  If loads of WAH employees were truly goofying off for years, not getting the work done, and not even bothering to log in regularly, I'd want to know what the hell the managers were doing all those years to monitor their teams.  Chances are if they failed that spectacularly with the people who were WAH, they weren't doing any better of a job with the people showing up for work.  After all, it's perfectly possible to show up every day and still not get anything done.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 2:29pm

Virtual fist bump ~ A Yahoo employee writes to Marissa Mayer:

Dear Marissa,

Whoa, girl! You really know how to drop a bomb. Everyone is still talking about that HR memo. I'm sure you're like, "Hey can we move on and start making some money now, people?!"

I'm totally with you, Ms. Mayer. Totally! I mean, we really need to tighten things up around here, get those lazy butts in seats. I'm a little bummed that my view of the parking lot will now be blocked by the guy across the hall -- the one with the sweet window office -- who hasn't been in for the last six months. But if innovation comes without access to direct sunlight, then I won't complain. I am ALL in!

Let me also just say that I think those who've dubbed you "the Stalin of Silicon Valley" are completely out of line. ....  ( For the rest: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-kennedy/marissa-mayer_b_2805974.html )

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