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New York Times, by Maureen Dowd

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/27/2013 12:13:23 AM

When Marissa Mayer became queen of the Yahoos last summer, she was hailed as a role model for women. The 37-year-old supergeek with the supermodel looks was the youngest Fortune 500 chief executive. And she was in the third trimester of her first pregnancy. Many women were thrilled at the thought that biases against hiring women who were expecting, or planning to be, might be melting. (Snip) Now Mayer has caused another fem-quake with a decision that has a special significance to working mothers. She has banned Yahoos, as her employees are known, from working at home

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bedub, 2/27/2013 12:56:47 AM     (No. 9198239)

I have kids. I´ve worked from home. I´ve tried managing both at the same time....it just doesn´t work. I´ve also been a single mom, working full time. that´s not easy, either. I wonder what the employment agreements say for the Yahoos? If they include a work-at-home clause, then Meyer is being disingenuous.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bob913, 2/27/2013 1:16:41 AM     (No. 9198248)

I do computer/software support. I could work at home and be a lot happier but nooo... I gotta drive 20 miles to work on the freeway each day and work in a cubicle in sector 7G
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You have got to see this cat photo
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/27/2013 1:18:19 AM     (No. 9198250)

I have to agree with Mayer on this one, and I have been very much a Mayer doubter hitherto.

As a software engineer, I have worked from home and also worked in a group where there were team members who worked from home. Neither works very well and it tends to be unfair to those who come into the office -- the day-to-day work tends to fall on those in the office. This sets up a bad vibe between the remotes and the in-office people. Overall, communication issues with the remotes leads to significant inefficiencies.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/27/2013 1:42:05 AM     (No. 9198264)

I find it interesting that some feminists like Maureen Dowd claim to want freedom for women to be whatever they choose to be and be judged regardless of sex, yet they continue to impose acceptable ranges of actions by women (i.e., always taking action favoring women). If Marissa Mayer is to be a competent CEO, why can´t she take actions at times which aren´t favorable to women precisely because her first obligation as a CEO is to do what´s best for her company and its stockholders?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muggins, 2/27/2013 1:53:54 AM     (No. 9198267)

Leaders make decisions. They are rarely 100% popular. This goes for the military, at the workplace, and in families. The bigger the organization, the more people who will not like the decision. Luckily, in America, it is not illegal to quit your job if you don´t like a decision. However, with Obama as President, you´d better hold onto that job because companies big and small are wary of hiring.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 2/27/2013 2:12:21 AM     (No. 9198280)


Until 2000, all my jobs were in an office. Commutes. Dry cleaning suits, fancy shirts, shoes. Wear and tear on the car, insurance premiums. Bosses who would literally look over your shoulder to see what you are working on so they could immediately pile on the next piece of work and not let you catch a breath. Office politics. Unnecessary meetings.

I work for one of the largest tech companies in the world now, who started going to remote workforces right when I joined. I go into the office maybe twice a month. I actually produce MORE work than I did when I worked in the office, I find myself checking emails on the weekends as I have time, tackling a bit of work late at night when I have had time to put some thought into it or have some inspiration, and have a flexible work schedule that allows me downtime and family time. I no longer worry about my son being picked up from school, or having my car serviced.

Let´s see, our workforce is happier, more productive, and my region continues to see strong growth every quarter in even this lousy economy.

It works. If you need your little cube with your stuffie animals and your cat pictures, love office gossip and the guy farting in the next cube, go to Yahoo, you can have it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jl80863, 2/27/2013 2:41:35 AM     (No. 9198290)

#2 should read #5 very carefully.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/27/2013 3:58:02 AM     (No. 9198308)

Yahoo news has become a major mouth organ for the regime.If I´m not mistaken,they were taken over by the Huff and Puff.Yahoo has always been biased towards the left but it´s gotten a lot worse over the past several months.It´s possible she doesn´t want people writing from home so they can keep a close eye on the stories they write to make sure they´re pro Obama.

One of the left´s tactics the past several years is take over of people´s homepages with pro-Obama and the lefts views.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pinger, 2/27/2013 4:43:09 AM     (No. 9198317)

If you are referred to as a Yahoo when you work for Yahoo!, I wonder what you are considered if you work for, say, a company that empties porta-johns.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/27/2013 6:03:39 AM     (No. 9198349)

I´ve worked for home for almost 5 years now, and love it! I´m also much more productive, and don´t miss he office drama or politics that typically take up so much of the work week...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/27/2013 6:14:16 AM     (No. 9198361)

I´ve had experience supervising home workers. They´re lazy and their work product (what there is) is lousy. This CEO made the right decision.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/27/2013 6:55:03 AM     (No. 9198411)

MoDo discovers that rich people have it easier and that committed leaders want 100% of your efforts.

Social engineering is not the best arena for those who have to actually get something done today.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: marthaville, 2/27/2013 7:40:47 AM     (No. 9198476)

You all really need to listen to Maureen Dowd. In all the years she has been a corporate CEO, she has gained vast experience about the benefits of moms working from home. Experience counts, right?

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