I am so glad I don’t work for Yahoo

snowI feel kind of stupid talking about the rain/sleet/ice/snow/whatever storm we got here in the armpit of the Great Lake State today. It’s Michigan and this is *winter* and this is all part of the program. But…

Take a note, Marissa: at around 4:30 PM today, when the heavy rain that had been coming down most of the day turned into I’m-not-sure-what, my boss came around and told her employees that it was okay with her if we left for the afternoon. We normally leave around 5:00 PM anyway. I said, “Thank you. See you tomorrow morning.” She said, “You gals can work from home in the morning if it’s still ugly out there.” And we can. And I may. We’ll see.

It was a kind of a long slog home but I had the Frog Hopper, which handled the snow/ice/whatever with aplomb. Although *everyone* was going slow… I walked over to the Plum after I got home and this *old* horse trailer apparently broke down and had to be towed (click to enlarge). I hope the horses were okay…

Sometime tonight, I will probably get out there and wield a shovel. I will also throw some salt down on my sidewalk. I do *not* want people to break bones or get concussions by slipping and falling on my sidewalk.

Maybe it never snows wherever Yahoo is but it certainly does here and there is absolutely NO EXCUSE for an information technology company to not set up their employees to be able to work from home. Shame on you, Marissa.

3 Responses to “I am so glad I don’t work for Yahoo”

  1. Paulette Says:

    1. Marissa needs “to swim with the talent pool.” (http://tiny.cc/9h54sw). Did you hear that she said that her baby has been easy?

  2. Paulette Says:

    ARGH! LInk was bad. Here it is. http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthaettus/2013/02/26/et-tu-brute-marissa-mayer-never-wanted-to-be-your-poster-girl/

  3. Margaret Says:

    I still don’t understand why people can’t do work from home, as long as they are doing the work! It seems crazy to me, especially if you value your employees and their safety or lives. Hmmm…could that be the answer? Corporate control and employers who don’t give a d*mn?