Good grief. You’d think that Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer had asked for an Old Testament sacrifice of her employees’ first-born male children. At least, you might by reading the insane backlash coming from the blogosphere.
What atrocious, demeaning, inhumane crime against humanity did Yahoo commit? They are reigning in their remote workers and requiring them to work from Yahoo offices.
The horror! The shame! The unmitigated gall!
Not only, that, but God help you if you don’t obey. There is a zero tolerance policy and any infraction means immediate termination and dismissal without due process, cause, or even a review of your record!
Originally published 3/30/2004. Links were valid at the time of publication.
Let’s begin with a link to Herbert Meyer’s absolutely brilliant article, Creating Work, an absolute masterpiece of common sense in a world where common sense isn’t common at all. The debate over jobs and job creation nowadays has a much simpler solution, Meyer says, and he’s right. Read more…