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
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.
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 http://tinyurl.com/bymyajr
You have got to see this cat photo http://tinyurl.com/aoz8zgt
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The former South African president died Thursday at age 95. Remember him through his uplifting and revolutionary words. 1. "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." 2. "Never, never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. " 3. "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." (Snip) 12. "It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person
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RUSH: Let me give you what is, I think, one of the most amazing things I ever heard Nelson Mandela say. We had fun with Mandela when he was in New York, when he came to New York and went to Yankees Stadium. But I´ll tell you, there are very few people that could have undergone what he went through and maintained any sense of dignity or optimism.(Snip) "Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." Is that not great? And it´s great because it´s exactly right. Resentment doesn´t do anybody any good.
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On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
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A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
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Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to lead the American delegation at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. But his party is reportedly stuck in traffic and he is said to have arrived late at the stadium for the ceremony. [Snip] But Mr Clinton, Mr Carter and his wife Rosalynn have all traveled separately to the event. According to reports, Mr Obama and his delegation are stuck in a lines of traffic caused by tens of thousands of people making their way to the event. Mr Obama is among the foreign leaders who