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Marissa Mayer Has A Big Problem, Something She Picked At Google

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 24 January 2013, 09:53 Hrs
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Bangalore: Marissa Mayer has a big problem. There are multiple sources that assert it. Be it the source close to top Yahoo honcho or a tipster who claim has a Yahoo employee or the first hand source who really witnessed it happen—Marissa Mayer is late all the time, Nicholas Carlson wrote for Business Insider. 

Sometimes Mayer is a minute late, sometimes an hour and sometimes for a long stretch of time. And rumors are abounding that, during CES conference, Mayer blew up a one-on-one meeting with Unilever CEO, a very important Yahoo client.

Carlson said Mayer has a weird history about this peculiarity of hers, where she did not give respect to others’ valuable time. While Mayer was at Google, she used to keep a separate time period at office for anyone who wished to visit her had to do it in this time window. Everyone has to publicly wait out side her office and she use to attend them in five minute increment. Even VPs at Google had to go through the same routine. 

Earlier this month Business Insider published an angry mail from someone who described himself as Yahoo employee that read—"There has not been a single meeting or event here that since she has taken the helm, she arrives on time, not one."

The mail also said –"The amount of wasted time and anger building up from her lack of caring or understanding that it isn't just her time that matters is astounding.  She is routinely over an hour late for things."

When BI showed that mail to someone who had several meeting with her had confirmed saying "Yep, that complaint is fair."

On Psychology Today website, a noted author, Alfie Kohn has some theories on why some people are always late. In Mayer’s case it would be "They have an idea of what time it is but they just don't stop what they're doing in light of what the clock is telling them.  (Is it that they won't stop or can't stop?  It's hard to know whether this is a conscious choice and thus whether they're truly responsible.)"

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