Todd Schoepflin, @CreateSociology, thought we should remark on the photo Forbes used to illustrate their story on Yahoo’s new no-work-from-home policy. What do you think? Totally realistic right?
Also, that hand is photoshop disaster worthy.Lisa Wade, PhD is an Associate Professor at Tulane University. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture; a textbook about gender; and a forthcoming introductory text: Terrible Magnificent Sociology. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Elena — March 12, 2013
Well, you know how it is. You blow-dry your hair to perfection, get made up like a top model, then you say f* it, I'll fire the citrix virtual desktop in my best sexy lingerie just in case some 15-year-old dweeb in Ukraine is spying on my webcam.
Christina — March 13, 2013
What's wrong with the hand?
Eduardo — March 13, 2013
Lenses distort the image more or less
at the edges depending on the focus level, so that could still be her
hand (even if the image is cropped). As for the theme, a girlfriend
at the university surprised me once looking like that at the dorm,
but this certainly doesn't represent daily life. I still remember the
message she left in my room (we lived in the same building): “-Come
to visit me, if you dare”.
LynneSkysong — March 13, 2013
Showing someone in business attire would of been just as inaccurate too (from my experience). If they wanted an honest picture they should have them in sweats, wrinkled shirts and uncombed hair. Crying children in the background are optional, but a common reason why someone would want to work from home. Obviously, this picture is a thinly veiled excuse to show more breasts. *sigh*
Jessica Conifer — March 13, 2013
if work is getting done then should it matter when and how often they "log in" was the quality of the work suffering?