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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:39 AM

Yahoo! CEO Ends Company’s Work-from-Home Policy After Having a Nursery Installed in Her Office

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Source: We Party Patriots

By Chaz Bolte

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines when, at the age of 37, she became the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. She doubled down on the hoopla when, hours after stepping into her new role, she announced that she was six months pregnant. Now, she is making hypocritical headlines by changing company policy to ban working from home. It’s an easy choice, Gawker notes because Mayer has had a nursery installed in her office, a luxury not available to lower level mother-employees.

Beth Shea of Inhabitots takes Mayer on:

It’s good to be the queen, because apparently she’s a working mother who combines her career with parenting, but her fellow Yahoo! employees do not share this privilege and are now going to be forced to scramble to completely re-orchestrate their lives based on her edict. And due to her salary, $117 million over 5 years, Mayer no doubt has the ability to hire any number of nannies to help take care of her child. Again, a luxury the majority of mothers can’t afford — many of whom earn a paycheck that just about covers their childcare costs, while barely making a profit.

Mayer suggests the unpopular policy shift is necessary because “speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home… we need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.”

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://wepartypatriots.com/wp/2013/03/04/yahoo-ceo-ends-companys-work-from-home-policy-after-having-a-nursery-installed-in-her-office/






About the Author: Chaz Bolte
Chaz Bolte is a native of Pittsburgh, PA where he attended Slippery Rock University. He currently contributes to WePartyPatriots, Addicting Info, Secret Party Room, and Football Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @ChazBolte




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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:42 AM

1. She needs to install an on-site reduced cost daycare

If she wants to be fair

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:43 AM

2. It's just a 1%er behaving like a 1%er

What did you expect? They could give a shit about the rest of us.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:50 AM

3. Steve, this is "old news" - locking

This article is a rehash and commentary about a news item that happened in late Feb.
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/26/business/la-fi-yahoo-telecommuting-20130226

THe nursery situation was also reported at that time.

Please repost in GD or Good Reads.

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