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After Ballmer: 8 Execs You Love To Hate
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Hospice_Houngbo
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6/27/2014 | 9:26:40 AM
Re: Mayer & Telecommuting
@SF: You are right, men also do face many challenges trying to balance work and family life. Working women may think that they deserve an extra credit as most of the household chores are their responsibility. But that is not always the case as most male spouses tend to a great part of the house chores as well.
gev
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gev,
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6/27/2014 | 9:03:54 AM
Wait a second
Where is Larry Ellison?
Hospice_Houngbo
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6/27/2014 | 8:53:35 AM
Re: Marissa Mayer: Please Step on Up
@hho927-- Not any kind of women, I will say. Skilled and talented women can impact a company's viability as would any skilled and talented men. :D
Susan Fourtané
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6/27/2014 | 7:59:00 AM
Re: Mayer & Telecommuting
SusanN, 

I completely agree with every statement you have made in your comment on Marissa Mayer's telecommuniting and parenting policy.

She missed two great opportunities of becoming a CEO of change. Her working parent reality is far from the reality of most working parents, for which her comments on this matter have no relevance, in my opinion. 

I also find it weird that she is always asked about how she balances familiy life and work life when, as you well mentioned, no male CEO has ever been asked the same thing, at least not to my knowledge. 

-Susan 
SaneIT
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6/27/2014 | 7:01:20 AM
Re: Mayer & Telecommuting
@Broadway0474 that's a good point on Foursquare.  Do we feel bad at all for a company that falters when their leadership is that bad?  Of course we have to consider the people who work there but then I tend to think they are better of being somewhere else.
Broadway0474
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6/26/2014 | 10:44:52 PM
Re: Mayer & Telecommuting
The worst story on that list is the FourSquare a$$. The pic really expresses their disdain for the wee people. Forget him and his wife. Does anyone even use FourSquare anymore? Most annoying social medium ever.
SaneIT
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6/26/2014 | 7:40:32 AM
Re: Mayer & Telecommuting
Well, I came here to say that in recent history Marissa Mayer is clearly one of the worst we've seen.  There really seems to be a disconnect between what she does and what she expects other people to do and this incident is more of the same.  To be fair though these are the executives who are really putting themselves out there and everything they do is under the microscope so it's natural that we see their flaws as much bigger issues than they might really be.  Right now I admire Elon Musk and the way he's leading Tesla but from what I hear he's somewhat difficult to work for, everyone has issues.
David Wagner
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6/25/2014 | 7:31:00 PM
Re: Mayer & Telecommuting
@Susan- Just hours after I submitted this story, Mayer got in trouble for sleeping through a meeting with major advertisers. She was attacked for not taking the advertisers seriously and not seeing the gravity of the meeting.

I honestly have no idea how Larry Page or Jack Welch or Steve Jobs or insert your idea of the alpha male CEO here, would have been treated if the same thing happened, but what i found really odd was the sense that this was somehow on purpose because she didn't "get" how important it was.

She was jetlegged and had been up for quite some time and fell asleep and didn't wake up in time for dinner. That seemed entirely like a human mistake. A dumb human mistake. One that should have consequences. But I felt like the response was patronizing. No one needs to tell her or any CEO how awful that was.

Maybe i'm wrong. Maybe any CEO would have been treated that way. But I'm thinking it just would been a sign of Steve Jobs being a "maverick."
hho927
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6/25/2014 | 4:19:45 PM
Re: Marissa Mayer: Please Step on Up
Maybe among the geeks and news writers.

I'm a computer programmer but I didn't know her until she took the job.
hho927
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6/25/2014 | 4:17:29 PM
Re: Marissa Mayer: Please Step on Up
@Susan. I agree. Women bring fresh air to 'almost dead' companies. Desperate time calls for desperate moves LOL
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