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Marissa Mayer Criticized For Bringing Baby To Work In Office Nursery

Tue, February 26, 2013 3:54pm EDT by 2 Comments
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The Yahoo CEO has come under fire after she had a nursery set up near her office to bring her four-month-old baby to work, but has banned employees from working from home. Do YOU think that’s fair?

Marissa Mayer, 37, the Yahoo CEO who accepted her high-powered job when she was five months pregnant with her son Macallister, has stirred up controversy yet again after she had a nursery built near her office at the Internet corporation’s headquarters in Silicon Valley. But while the working mom has her baby nearby, she has banned other employees from working from home — a luxury the employees once valued.

Marissa — who famously returned to work just two weeks after giving birth — had the nursery built at her own expense. But some employees are livid that she is allowed such the freedom to be near her baby, when others are forced to leave their children at home to come in to work.

“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 a Yahoo employee who works from home said an interview with

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But while some employees at Yahoo are able to juggle work and family life because they have been able to work from home, Marissa has demanded that all remote-working employees start working from the office.

“Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home,” a memo from the company read regarding the change. “We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.”

Even though it only affects a small percentage of employees, it is still considered harsh as employees are forced to comply or quit.

What do YOU think of Marissa Mayer having a nursery in her office HollyMoms? Do you think it’s hypocritical that she won’t allow employees to work from home? Let us know in the comments below!

— Christina Stiehl

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