Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hormones for CEO

Yahoo hired a pregnant woman as CEO last week (article here).  This is proof positive that their Board of Directors is off their collective rocker.  Did anyone on the board consider that their new CEO, Marissa Mayer, is going to give birth in three months?  After that, she will have the postpartum recovery period, and up to a year of hormonal craziness.  All this, on top of adjusting to her extremely demanding new job.

Why didn't anyone put the brakes on this very poor decision?  Were they really so eager to be seen as the politically correct heroes who hired a pregnant woman for the CEO position that they are willing to risk the health of the company?  For their employees' and shareholders' sakes, I hope they have in place some procedure for working around her after she's had the baby and is an insanely hormonal bitch.

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