Random Thoughts: The Insert Blog Post Here Edition

1. This is where I would like to tell you everyone is 100 percent healthy! Back in school and daycare, and I am back at my desk 8 or so hours every day, and no more sickness, yay!

But since I can’t tell you that, let’s just move along, shall we?

2. At least *KNOCK ON WOOD* this week has come with 100 percent less vomit and diarrhea.

3. It also comes with a meal at Meat & Potatoes Wednesday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, courtesy of my mother turning another year older. Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you.

4. Flora and I high-fived over the fact that she is starting to learn multiplication.

5. After that homework high-point, last evening went all to heck. And I put everyone to bed at 7:30 p.m.

6. I am woefully out of touch with current events. I usually get my news on my commute or from Slate.com, which I gave up for Lent.

Yes, I gave up a website for Lent. It’s not so much the site itself, it’s the comment section. I can waste hours of time reading, commenting, and responding to other comments. Plus, sometimes, the subject matter of the article and/or the other commenters pissed me off. I’m better off. Although less informed.

I did hear about the Pope, though.

What else is happening, world?

3 thoughts on “Random Thoughts: The Insert Blog Post Here Edition

  1. Aha! I did hear about this one, too. I had a long twitter conversation about it yesterday with @jonniker, @missbritt, @mindymin, and @tehamy. I think the upshot for me was that I wish they would drop the gender/”working mom” angle. The American workplace can be extremely inflexible and unfriendly to workers in general, not just moms or parents. I have to admit to being tired of the backlash against Mayer because it seems to be based on the fact that she is a mom. She’s a CEO of a huge company, a huge *failing* company. The WFH thing is because too many of those workers are not productive. As @jonniker pointed out, Yahoo! also has a culture of passive firing. Part of the move will result in employees quitting because they don’t want to report to an office (or cannot). Which will help the company’s bottom line. Now, I’m not saying that’s wrong or right, but I just don’t see it being about punishing working parents.

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