Because sometimes just choosing not to work is not going to sound like the better option. And really, no job is perfect. Maybe someone who pushes themselves harder than ideal when they are sick likes their job for other reasons.Quote:
If we are willing to work for free while sick or while we have sick child or a child in the hospital or eat into vacation time (as middle to upper management even?????), why won't CEO's come to expect that of us as women and mothers?
Well i don't think Mayer is the sole obstacle in women's ways. I think its a combination of a lot of thigns, but just because there are other factors doesn't mean what she chooses to do has no influence.Quote:
If we are all willing to accept jobs which (as some are saying, NOT all on this thread) give us not enough time for our sick kids that is FINE. That is the individuals choice, however.......to blame Marissa for setting this "cause" back several steps when we ourselves are doing nothing to advocate for our own "cause" as it relates to our families....well, its very unfair, IMO.
Honestly the thought of holding out for the dream flexible ultra family friendly workplace job is kind of unrealistic. Its totally unrealistic. People who have found them should feel blessed and thankful. Sorry, i don't think its within our power, as the employees seeking employment to change the work place. It is not a bad decision to take a job that is 80% right for you and 20% wrong or even 70% 30%. There could be lots of reasons why someone chooses the job they do and maybe having to work when you feel crappy fell into that 30%Quote:
Why hold a stranger to be accountable for our own decisions or our own role in accepting non family friendly positions? Its a double standard. And if we continue to punish successful women by yoking them with the weight of all of our individual bad decisions or failures to negotiate or failures to advocate......well.....are WE responsible for helping or hurting women who threaten to break the glass ceiling?
Its the fact that they had it, took it a way and chose not to bother to figure out how to hold their remote employees accountable for the work they do. And I dread the thought of if they become successful and people start thinking that this was the solution, that there was no alternative way to manage this situation.Quote:
Yahoo is offering child care and flexibility in working from home in all but 200 positions. That is a lot more than some people are saying they get from their companies.