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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines when she took only two weeks off for return in the if and then she got flack for banning telecommuting for other employees but now she's making news again.
For doubling paid maternity leave for her employees from eight weeks is sixteen weeks for all new moms and for eight weeks for new dads.
Is this a good idea is it possibly even too -- we're joined for a debate by Cindy -- -- she's the founder and chief business officer.
A completely bare spots and beauty products and Susan -- you'll remember her she's human resource professional at the prince and Bob not -- be provocative article about finding a husband princess ladies great to have you here.
Thank you eight -- sixteen weeks of maternity leave can either at any of us disagree with that is that a good thing.
Think it's a great thing I think it's a great thing for the company to give a woman enough time to actually.
Get himself together and to make sure that the baby is sleeping through the night in and she has the right care and then you can go back to the office and be productive and he probably this is.
Let's not have a problem with that but it's so clear -- that this was not about doing what's best for the women were working for Yahoo! it was instead that.
An attempt to resurrect Yahoo!'s image and Marissa Mayer's image after eliminating the telecommuting option.
For a lot of when they can't manage work with out of telecommuting option.
And honestly if mercenary or Yahoo! felt that sixteen weeks maternity leave is fair and reasonable.
That's a -- offered when Marissa started at Yahoo! this is very much I think a PR move and not an HR move trying to resuscitate.
Marissa -- and Yahoo!'s and -- That can benefit from that -- -- she's increase -- stock up to 60% since she's been there.
And I don't think she has time for a PR move -- -- only being competitive right now with FaceBook.
Google they all offer that so it's really just kind of being competitive I don't think it has anything to jail.
With her image I mean that's how much is about she does increase the -- 6% and about.
Yeah -- amid the argument that if she if only she were to allow telecommuting and working from home for bombs or any kind of -- Then you wouldn't necessarily even need sixteen weeks off it would be more helpful frankly for parents if you could work from home -- as your children even get older.
Exactly what I understand from the reports I've read in the LA times and elsewhere that she did this very specifically.
To weed out under productive employees.
Well the telecommuting -- portion Daschle nominated telecommuting to weed out under productive employees I think the answer is running -- perspective.
If you have underperforming employees you have to weed them out just you have to let go and -- -- are supporting but to eliminate the telecommuting option under the guise of eliminating under productive employees is hurting of a huge group of women who otherwise really couldn't work if they're not afforded that that flexible option.
But the whole thing with working from telecommuting when I'm at home and I'm telling my kids to go away go away go way are working that's not I'm you know I'm not productive.
I personally I even at my house at the place I go downstairs to a different office.
And that's working from home.
Okay one more from Intel isn't that I from home to open additional or anybody -- point and I -- and I understand it it's hard to work from home is that not everybody has not to one.
Not everybody has the discipline to work from home but I think that there are many functions that can be performed.
Not only as well from -- probably even better from home without the distraction we also ladies yet but they're great obviously there's more to say we'd love to hear your thoughts on -- -- -- find me on Twitter at Alisyn Camerota.
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