February 27, 2013

Yahoo CEO who banned working at home built a nursery for own kid next to office

Daily Mail, UK - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer built a nursery in her office so she could bring her baby to work, which has angered some stay-at-home employees following her demand that all remote workers report back to the office.

The former Google Inc. executive took the demanding top job at Yahoo when she was five months pregnant and stirred up controversy when she took only two weeks of maternity leave after giving birth last fall.

But at her own expense, Mayer built a nursery adjacent to her office to be closer to her son.

'I wonder what would happen if my wife brought our kids and nanny to work and set em up in the cube next door?' the husband of one remote-working Yahoo employee asked.

Many employees are upset because they don't have the money or clout to build their own nurseries at work. And many assume Mayer has a whole team of people, from nannies to cooks and cleaners, helping her raise her son - after all, she does have a $5 million penthouse atop the Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco in addition to her $5.2 million 5-bedroom home in Palo Alto.

But Mayer has demanded that all remote employees report to office facilities by June 1.

'Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home,' read the memo to employees announcing the change. 'We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What exactly does Yahoo do that allows them to stay in business? Their email is notoriously insecure. If they went out of business would anyone notice?