Reaction to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's ban on telecommuting
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is banning one of the hallmarks of the high tech arena: telecommuting. Does that mean workers all over America will have to trade their sweatpants for khakis and yoga pants for skirts?
- Interesting read, and I couldn't agree more. I'm dismayed that Wisconsin native and Stanford alum Marissa Mayer claims that she is not a part of the movement which was instrumental in giving her the very opportunity she now enjoys (as CEO of a public company!) Makes me look forward to Sheryl Sandberg's book - she calls herself a feminist and is working hard to give back (despite the fact that her solution may not be for everyone).
- 18 years ago this December 21st I became one of the first women in my field to work from home. Since, I've done award winning work for a breadth of clients that range from little known non-profits to huge corporations and school districts. I've also guided my family through births, deaths, and obstacles and joys I could never have foreseen, and guided other women through successfully making this transition to the freelance world. Marissa Mayers is dead wrong about telecommuting, and sounds just like the manager I had close to two decades ago at Earle Palmer Brown, who couldn't understand the potential of telecommuting. I blamed his blindness on the novelty of the Internet and email, and his 1950s style marriage. Mayer has no excuse. Shame on her.
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