Yahoo’s New CEO Melissa Mayer Says Employees Must, Like, Totally Show Up For Work To Get Paid

GigaOM reports that new Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer has made some changes since becoming CEO of the company. Those include: giving employees free food at work; giving them free smartphones; and (gasp) now banning working from home.

We hope there are not any homeless Yahoo employees, because that would create quite the conundrum, if they legally list their employment headquarters as their “last known address.”

We also wonder if any Yahoo employees are using Yahoo message boards to complain that they have to show up somewhere to eat free food, interact with co-workers, and potentially interact with their friends on iChat on their free smart phones, instead of doing work.

3 Worse Places An Employer Could Force You To Work Than An Office With Free Food

1. A fast-food restaurant with free food where teenagers spit in their own food. Stop spitting in your own food, teenagers!

2. Editing a job-search page for unemployed people, where all you get to write is articles about how much you hate the free pasta with sun-dried tomatoes you get at work.

3. Working from home, not knowing that your wife invited a vampire into the house. Now you’re the “free vampire food,” sucker! (And your wife may be cheating on you!)

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3 replies

  1. What about valued employees who don’t work within commuting distance? What about new mothers who want to nurse the first year but need to continue working to maintain a family income? What about increased productivity that the flexibility of working from home provides? Not sure this is well thought out or moving with the times.


    • Whether working at home leads to good results depends on the industry and company. Automobile assembly-lines: probably bad. Porn: possibly more productive.

      We seem to recall Best Buy was once a major advocate of working from home. Check out their stock price to see how well they’re doing.

      In Yahoo’s case, Mayer is a new mom, and we’d hope she’d consider any necessary day care programs to help the other concerns you’ve mentioned, in conjunction with Yahoo’s declining performance prior to her tenure.



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