Telecommuting? A remote chance

Marissa Mayer wants you at your desk at the office. The Yahoo CEO has declared an end to telecommuting at the Internet company.

A memo to employees says Yahoo needs “the interactions and experiences that are only possible in our offices” and “speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home.” The conclusion: “We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.”

(And who among us has not been in an office with at least one yahoo?)

Mayer assumed the CEO post when she was five months pregnant, then took just two weeks of maternity leave. She has built a nursery next to her office — out of her own pocket — so she can work longer.

And for at least one critic of Mayer’s edict — and there are many — that may be part of the problem. “It’s myopic, unfriendly, and so boneheaded that I worry it’s the product of spending too much time at the office,” writes Farhad Manjoo at Slate.

On the other hand, Donald Trump gives Mayer the thumbs-up. “She is doing a great job!” Trump tweeted.

And just so you know, I posted this while at my desk at The Daily Record.

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