Poor Marissa Mayer seems not to be able to do anything right. The Wall Street Journalrecently reported that her senior team seems to be leaving for other opportunities. For a company that was on a turnaround plan, that’s problematic. Then investors started calling for her removal. In the midst of all this, she gave birth to identical twin daughters. Now? She’s being criticized for an extravagant holiday party where she sat in a “throne” behind ropes.
Now, I’ve been on Mayer’s case since she killed telecommuting at Yahoo, but I’ve got her back on the chair with ropes. Mayer just ejected two small humans out of her body. No matter how this happens, it’s unpleasant. Even with nannies doing all the work (and I’m not saying that they are, but even if that’s the case), she’s exhausted, legally disabled, and has weird hormonal things going on. The last thing I would want to do at a week postpartum is go to a Christmas party and have to mingle. I think she’s awesome for going at all, and smart to have a chair to sit in and crowd control set up, because everyone wants to say hi to the famous boss.
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