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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
No more telecommuting for Yahoo workers effective this summer

Working from home is definitely not for everyone. For many people, working from home means more distractions and less productivity. For others, it means the ability to work your own hours and while still being an efficient employee. Yahoo has had a number of workers who work exclusively from home and CEO Marissa Mayer doesn't like that.

It surfaced late last week that Yahoo had told hundreds of workers that currently have work from home agreements in place that they have two options. One of those options is to stop working from home and begin coming into a Yahoo office effective in June. The other option for these work from home employees is to quit.

An e-mail marked proprietary and confidential has surfaced from Yahoo that says speed and quality are sacrificed when people work from home.

"To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side. That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together," the memo reads.

It remains unclear what exactly will happen to some of Yahoo's remote workers who don't live near a Yahoo office. AllThingsD reports that Yahoo staffers have written in complaining that they were initially hired under the assumption that they would be able to work remotely with more flexibility. Yahoo has now changed and has given these workers an ultimatum to come to the office or work somewhere else. Yahoo has offered no official comment on the move at this time.

Mayer recently said that the search deal with it and Bing was underperforming and it appears that she is doing everything possible to improve Yahoo's performance.

Sources: Business Insider, AllThingsD



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RE: Sounds like an attempt at downsizing
By Motoman on 2/25/2013 11:21:54 AM , Rating: 2
Yahoo is going the opposite way of pretty much everybody else...several years ago, IBM bought the company I was working for, and everybody got a choice - either you're an office worker, or you're a remote worker. Office workers got offices/cubes at an office, and had to go in to work everyday. And no cell phone. Remote workers worked from home, or wherever, and got cell phones.

They really pushed people to work remotely, to be honest...the savings in dedicated office space is enormous. And really, you can interact pretty well as a member of a team with modern technology as a remote worker...definitely a case where embracing new technology gets big improvements.

Also, she is a serious CILF.


RE: Sounds like an attempt at downsizing
By zephyrprime on 2/25/2013 12:26:33 PM , Rating: 3
Would definitely hit.


By Lord 666 on 2/25/2013 1:44:30 PM , Rating: 2
Nah, this girl has much more talent all around plus a bigger bank account.

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