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 - 2:48pm
Lol, Ouch!

 


 


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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:40pm

Jam, did you do this?   Shame on you! Smile

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:35pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
No glass ceiling garnetboy, i don't treat my daughters differently than my son.

You do know what the glass ceiling is, right? And so then you've also told your son he must choose between work and family? Is he going to be a SAHD?

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:33pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p>Jam and I are responsible for the glass ceiling?</p>

You'd like that, wouldn't you? Attitudes LIKE YOURS. Which is to say the collective population of shrills harping that women can not have satisfying careers and healthy families--they must chose one or the other. You and Jam alone? Hardly. <snort>

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:30pm
No glass ceiling garnetboy, i don't treat my daughters differently than my son.

 


 


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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:30pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>It's incredible that some can speak for their kids and know what their examples will lead to too, Kinda puts my magic telescope to shame, Sigh. </p>

What does this mean?

My dad started college when I was 13. He finished when I was 21. During that 8 year period, he earned his undergrad and two Masters. He had 1 B that entire time. Even as a teen, I was impressed by his ability to juggle work, school & family. As a parent myself now, I'm even more impressed and inspired. And determined to match his 4.0. So far, so good.

Would I have gone back to school if I hadn't had his example? I honestly don't know. What I do know is that living through that encouraged me to do this. We're all the product of our experiences, that's what shapes us into who we are. My experience with my Dad going back to school at 44 absolutely played a part in shaping me into the lifelong learner I am today. Will my return to school impact my kids similarly? IDK. All I know is that I try to lead by example.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:21pm

Jam and I are responsible for the glass ceiling?

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:19pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
  Why should I look at Mayer's FB page? The only successful WAH in my company with small children are those with childcare. The Yahoo employees with no childcare would not be working for me if I were there manager, nor for my company as a general principle. They are abusing the WAH option, and I would have no problem terminating their employment. They probably would be equally bad as in office employees.</p>

I was just asking people responding to the OP to add 2 + 2.  Everyone in your employer's company must earn Yahoo type salaries and then some, otherwise this would not be such a big complaint among Yahoo employees.   How do you know WAHPs pay for childcare?  Does the employer pay?  In certain instances, there is a tax incentive for employers.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:17pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Sorry I went off the beaten path there mops, Some women feel so mistreated that it's become a political issue. </p>

Have I ever said I feel mistreated? Do not put words in my mouth or make inaccurate claims about what I've stated. I've been quite clear that SAH was the best choice for me and my family. You're the one who claimed this is political. I merely pointed out that attitudes like yours and Tinders are why there is still a glass ceiling. We, as women, do it to ourselves by questioning our capabilities to juggle work and family when it is expected that men will juggle both w/o issue. Moreover, I stated how very sad I find it that women raising our next generation of women are raising their girls w/that attitude.

I read this article this morning. As the mother of both a son and a daughter, I thought it was interesting. http://fraternalthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/02/women-are-owning-student-leadership.html 

I don't want my daughter's success to come at the expense of my son's success. I just want my daughter to have the same opportunities for success (and silly things like earning equal pay for equivalent work) that my son does.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:04pm

<Thardy wrote: You should take a look at Mayer's FB page (comments) or the comments from Yahoo employees responding to the various news articles.  The reason so many Yahoo employees and other WAH employees are so angry is they have children. >

Why should I look at Mayer's FB page? The only successful WAH in my company with small children are those with childcare. The Yahoo employees with no childcare would not be working for me if I were there manager, nor for my company as a general principle. They are abusing the WAH option, and I would have no problem terminating their employment. They probably would be equally bad as in office employees.

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