RE: Yahoo!'s telecommute policy (was Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ))

Subject: RE: Yahoo!'s telecommute policy (was Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ))
From: "Jodie Gilmore" <jgilmor -at- pacifier -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 08:54:36 -0800

I've always been annoyed that companies such as Amazon.com, Google, and
Microsoft do not support telecommuting and off-site contractors. Go figure.
I can say that Intel has always been supportive of the remote/mobile work
model. The other high tech companies could learn from Intel!

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Subject: RE: Yahoo!'s telecommute policy (was Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as
I say, not as I do ))

Agreed.

When a web company pulls something like this, and you start thinking of what
will probably happen (lots of staff attrition), and what Yahoo stands to
gain (immediate profit from reduced headcount), then it makes sense.

Wonder how shocked Yahoo staff are busy updating their resumes today?

From: Keith Hood [mailto:klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 11:35 AM
To: Cardimon, Craig; 'Anne Robotti'; 'TECHWR-L'
Subject: Yahoo!'s telecommute policy (was Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I
say, not as I do ))

Irony squared and cubed. The CEO of a 21st century electronic company which
makes money by enabling people to find things and take actions over the
internet, insisting on enforcing a process control model straight out of the
1940s.

I think it's likely that she is doing this because she is <i>hoping</i> it
will cause a lot of people to jump ship. She got the job by promising she'd
make the company's margins better. One way to make the numbers look better
is to cut the head count. This way she gets the same effect as a mass
layoff without the bad publicity that a mass layoff would cause. There will
be some badmouthing from workers, of course, but it won't be the same scope
and this way of downsizing is less likely to get the stock analysts worked
up.

> Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban Is The Exact Opposite Of What CEOs
> Should Be Doing
>
> <snip>
>
> The CEO of Yahoo!, who made news when she took the position last
> summer while five months pregnant, announced through the company's
> human resources arm yesterday that employees will no longer be permitted
to work remotely.
>
> "Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home," says
> the memo from HR director Jackie Reses, and reprinted by Kara Swisher
> on allthingsd.com<http://allthingsd.com/> last night. "We need to be
> one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together."
>
> </snip>
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References:
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: William Sherman
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Bill Swallow
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Anne Robotti
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Cardimon, Craig
Yahoo!'s telecommute policy (was Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do )): From: Keith Hood
RE: Yahoo!'s telecommute policy (was Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do )): From: Cardimon, Craig

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