Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo who made news late last week that announced a ban on working from home beginning in June, paid to have a nursery built at her office so she can bring her infant, born last fall, to work. The revelation about the nursery is complicating the growing debate about the story, which has parents particularly up in arms about what many see as a serious threat to to work-life balance. More from Business Insider:
This upset many employees – mothers in particular.
According to All Things D’s Kara Swisher, some of these are pointing out that Mayer doesn’t understand their plight.
Mayer – who had a baby last fall – is a working mother, but she’s able to bring her kid to work.
That’s because when Mayer had her son last fall, she paid to have a nursery built in her office.
Not all Yahoo haves that kind of money or clout.
“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 Swisher.
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