When Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo, she was tasked with turning around a fading Internet giant. Yesterday, she got rid of one of the best perks of a job in the tech world — working from home. In a bid to promote productivity and collaboration between employees, head of Human Resources Jackie Reses outlined why lying in your underwear, balancing your laptop on your growing midsection, while stuffing your face with a mix of M&M's and Cheerios was just not going to cut it anymore as proper workplace etiquette:
To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side. That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.
The memo goes on to explain that if you're not comfortable with coming into the office by June 1st, you should start looking for other employment options.
But for those attached to the glamour and bountiful freedoms of the remote office, the pants-free joys of Skype and Hot Pockets, there are still a bevy of options out there, including the incredible luxuries of a career in online journalism (you have no idea how many Cheerios are scattered on my shirt as I write this, reclining so, so far back.)