Matthew Krachey: Mayer knows business

April 4, 2013 

Mayer knows business

You just published at least your third op-ed by Ruth Marcus or Froma Harrop (“Do groups at work foster creativity?” April 2) criticizing Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to end telecommuting at the firm. It’s so absurd. Clearly these two women, who likely work alone using Microsoft Word, Outlook and a cell phone, know what it takes to manage a multibillion-dollar, multinational software and information management firm with thousands of employees in an exceedingly competitive market better than the former VP of Google and current CEO.

Clearly, these two ladies, who likely have never set foot on Yahoo’s campus, know what the working culture is like there, and what ails it, better than the current CEO, who has been on-site for nearly a year. I’m amazed they both lacked the dignity to try and write something else, but I don’t know what it’s like to be an editorial writer.

I wish folks would give America’s most visible working mom CEO a break. As a dad, I can’t imagine the task of juggling a little one while trying to right a very large, sinking ship. I suppose she is likely to get no shortage of suggestions as she tries.

Matthew Krachey

Raleigh

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