On Friday, Yahoo human resources boss Jackie Reses sent out a memo telling all remote employees that, by June, they needed to be working in Yahoo offices.
Anybody who couldn't, or wouldn't, should quit.
Reeses wrote: "Being a Yahoo isn’t just about your day-to-day job, it is about the interactions and experiences that are only possible in our offices."
Naturally, many of these remote employees are pretty sawed-off about the decision.
So, why did Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer make it?
We spoke with a source familiar with Mayer's thought process on the matter. Here is what that person told us:
- Yahoo has a huge number of people of who work remotely – people who just never come in.
- Many of these people "weren't productive," says this source.
- "A lot of people hid. There were all these employees [working remotely] and nobody knew they were still at Yahoo."
- These people aren't just Yahoo customer support reps. They're in all divisions, from marketing to engineering.
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