Yahoo's 'No Work From Home' Policy Really Riles Us Working Moms Up (VIDEO)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has upset a lot of people over her new policy, forcing all employees back into an office. The thing is -- she isn't just saying you can't work from home anymore -- she is saying I don't trust you can adequately do your job from home. Not even one day a week from home. So get your commute back on and add a possible two to three hours to your day -- so you can have the honor of being employed by us. Or ... hit the road. Heartless? Our team at The Stir decided to talk it out. By Google Chat. Which is a great tool for remote employees ... but I guess one that Yahoo wouldn't be too keen to use. Here's what we have to say about it ...

What do you think? Couldn't she at least have afforded some flexibility? So maybe they can't work from home every day -- but accept that some of her employees might be able to be effective from home once or twice a week? Maybe she will allow her employees to use the nursery she built next to her office -- so they too can be close to their kids?

Can you see both sides of this or do you stand firmly on one end of this debate?

 

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howcrazy howcrazy

What a bitch. I hope she is ready for a drop on productivity and more missed work days. Of course her minions shouldn't be allowed to be close to their children only the queen of the company has earned that.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

They need to make a choice. You can't be a mom and a white collar professional.

tuffy... tuffymama

Not everyone can be queen bee. There must be worker bees to get the queen's shit done. If they don't like company policy, I guess they can hop to it on the job search.

BeckyP. BeckyP.

I'm stunned by the ignorance in the first two comments. "What a bitch"? Are you a grown woman? Damn right she's the "queen bee". She worked her ass off for that title. If people don't like her policies they can step up their game and try to throw her off the thrown. "You can't be a mom and a white collar professional"? In case you haven't noticed, we are in 2013 not 1950. If people can't be trusted and aren't doing what they are supposed to to fill their job requirements then she needs to do what she needs to to keep HER company above water. If they don't like it it, they have a choice of finding another job. Suck it up.

Shandi80 Shandi80

Doesn't the The Stir have a regular spot on Yahoo! Shine? Are you guys still going to be on there?

mande... manderspanders

Omg. You people still don't get it. When you telecommute for a major corporation, you have a contract that explicitly defines your the nature of your work, your expected work hours, designating a dedicated work space, AND MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHILDCARE.

Fulltime working from home does not mean you get to have your kids with you.

I have such a contract; I telecommute for a fortune 500 company (our regional office is 5 hrs away and I have assignments in a 44 county area). This.is pretty standard, so childcare shouldn't even be part of this discussion. Period.

Working at home is a big privilege, not a *right*. Your job is not there to make your life convenient.

Nycti... Nyctimene

Eh. Very few jobs let you work from home whenever you want. I don't see the big deal. Most jobs you have to go into the office (or workplace) for. If people don't like it they can quit. Plenty of other people that would love a job with Yahoo. 

Rootbear Rootbear

Both my parents worked outside of home and juggled 3 kids. It was a pain in the ass I'm sure but they survived. My boyfriend and I both work outside of home and we juggle his 5 year old. Not one of my friends works from home and SOMEHOW they manage to get by. Entitlement generation.

wamom223 wamom223

Sad that a woman fights her way to the top and the first people to want to drag her down are other ignorant women that have obviously never run a business big or small in their life.   Obviously Yahoo employee's can't be trusted to work from home since she is changing the policy now.  If it worked she wouldn't be bringing them back in.  BTW I could give a shit about your commute to work if you can't handle quit crying and find something closer or move closer to work.

work4... work4mickey

An employer has the right to define the terms of employment. It's that simple. If you can find employment with better terms elsewhere, go for it.

On a side note, I do fing it ironic that yahoo (an internet company) is stepping back from telecomuting.

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