My busy day in bullets:
Meetings and stuff in the morning.
Cleaned my office a bit. It really needed it.
Conference calls and such.
More meetings and stuff in the afternoon. 
My busy business lady BFF took me and one of my team members out to lunch at a yum thin-crust pizza joint near our office. They both got plain pies, while I got a tuna melt panino with olive tapenade, which was delicious.
At lunch, we discussed the news about Yahoo! CEO’s new mandate requiring all employees to work in the office, eliminating telecommuting all together. We all agreed that such a mandate was a) ridiculous, b) demoralizing, and c) a bad business decision.
Someponies might enjoy being shackled to their desks (you know, ponies who are workaholics and/or insane), but the truth is most of us appreciate the flexibility of working from home occasionally.
In fact, I always get more work done and work more hours when I telecommute. It’s sad that a new mom like the Yahoo! CEO thinks that face time is more important than employee morale and job satisfaction. Who’d want to work at Yahoo! anyway? Sounds like an awful place to work with a short-sighted CEO. #worklifebalancefail

My busy day in bullets:

  • Meetings and stuff in the morning.
  • Cleaned my office a bit. It really needed it.
  • Conference calls and such.
  • More meetings and stuff in the afternoon.¬†

My busy business lady BFF took me and one of my team members out to lunch at a yum thin-crust pizza joint near our office. They both got plain pies, while I got a tuna melt panino with olive tapenade, which was delicious.

At lunch, we discussed the news about Yahoo! CEO’s new mandate requiring all employees to work in the office, eliminating¬†telecommuting all together. We all agreed that such a mandate was a) ridiculous, b) demoralizing, and c) a bad business decision.

Someponies might enjoy being shackled to their desks (you know, ponies who are workaholics and/or insane), but the truth is most of us appreciate the flexibility of working from home occasionally.

In fact, I always get more work done and work more hours when I telecommute. It’s sad that a new mom like the Yahoo! CEO thinks that face time is more important than employee morale and job satisfaction. Who’d want to work at Yahoo! anyway? Sounds like an awful place to work with a short-sighted CEO. #worklifebalancefail

  1. electradaddy said: She’s in way over her head & will be unable to save this dying circus pony with these moves. Perhaps when she runs Yahoo further off the rails she’ll collect a $20 million severance package like Fiorina did when she ran HP into the ground.
  2. amipregnant said: What Yahoo needs is innovative ideas. And those are not happening in the isolation of working remotely. So while I too crave flexibility, I think working and sitting among your peers sparks way more ideas and collaboration.
  3. tastefairy said: It is easy to put in face time at the office if you have your baby stashed in your own custom built nursery attached to your office like Marissa does. Terrible decision. Bad news for Yahoo.
  4. mayak46 said: that pizza looks so so very good.
  5. somamasays said: What saddens me most is that a woman with a position of power just took an opportunity to help prove to the world that flexible work environments DO work and squashed it and for what??? Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
  6. nerdiosity said: that looks super delicious. Tuna is one of my favorite things.
  7. ourlittleseattlefamily said: I think the yahoo thing is ridiculous and SO old school. Telecommuting is the future, yo! Your sandwich looks badass and I don’t even like tuna melts #blasphemer
  8. wheremygreengrassgrows said: Gahhhhhh!!! Email me one of those sandwiches, please.
  9. curtncurly said: Mouth is actually watering at this pic. I WANT THAT IN AND AROUND MY FACE.
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