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(CNN)   New Yahoo CEO expected to core dump   ( divider line
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2012-07-17 12:29:23 PM  
2 votes:
She's my age.

/I'm not the CEO of anything
2012-07-17 12:08:28 PM  
2 votes:
Prediction: This thread will fill with people using wild, illogical, self-serving "reasons" to justify why they should get months and months of time off, at tremendous costs to their cow-orkers, employer and clients, because they made a (currently) socially-acceptable life choice.

I'm fine with maternity leave, though, really....... as long as anyone who supports it also believes every employee should be able to take 2-3 months off every 2-3 years to do whatever the fark they want. Want to have a kid and be a stay-at-home parent? Great! Want to live in Paris and paint watercolors? Great! Want to sit in a basement, cover yourself in cheeto dust and rage on teh innarwebz? Great!

But if you believe only -one- of those choices is a justification for making your peers cover for you and pick up your slack, potentially putting your organization / workgroup / company at risk, while laying around watching Springer (seriously, had someone go out on maternity leave and have the gall to complain that "it was so boring... all I did was watch terrible daytime tv"), go fark yourself.

And if you think *I'm* ragey, you should hear what the professional, no-kid-having -women- I know have to say about the matter. None of them start with, "I'm fine with maternity leave...".

It will be interesting to watch what happens when someone this high profile pulls the "whoops, I'm'a formin' a babby ... brb in a few months LOL" in terms of social conversation, stock price, PR management, etc.
2012-07-17 03:55:47 PM  
1 vote:

SFSailor: YodaBlues: Umm...I'm pretty sure everyone would be ok with this. But just because I don't get to do this (damn you penis, you are nothing but trouble!), doesn't mean I think a woman needs to back to work 2 days after popping out a unit.

What irks some of us who [can|will]not have kids is that having a kid grants one special protection and support not available to people making other life choices.

It benefits the continued existence of the human race and the health of the economy for people to be able to procreate and raise children without having to go through a potentially protracted job search afterwards where they are no longer a productive member of society.

It does not benefit the continued existence of the human race for you to take 6 months off to do bong hits across Europe.
2012-07-17 01:15:20 PM  
1 vote:
Obviously maternity leave is necessary, since women who have just given birth aren't fit to work. However, it's extremely expensive, and unfair upon everyone else who has to pay for it. Since it's not fair to pay them less to cover that risk, women should be required to either purchase maternity leave insurance, or demonstrate that they cannot get pregnant.
2012-07-17 12:20:18 PM  
1 vote:
Heard on NPR this morning (paraphrased): "At Google, Mayer was responsible for, among other things, the design of the company's signature white website."

*snert* A blank page with a text box, a button, and the Google logo on it? That's some fine graphic design work, Lou.

Kinda cool: She's 37. Younger than me, but close enough to my age. Gen X is taking over the world. 'bout time.
2012-07-17 10:55:26 AM  
1 vote:
How many times does it happen, the minute the woman lands the new job the first thing she does is go out on maternity leave.

Maybe this is part of yahoo's viral market campaign to appeal to the mommy demographic.
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