Over the past year, Marissa Mayer has done the following:
She's led Yahoo! to vastly increase its value on the stock market, with the internet giant seeing a rise of ten dollars per share from last July. She's orchestrated a random string of business acquisitions, the list of which suffered a drop off after Tumblr (including gaming company PlayerScale, as well as three companies that were bought in a two day span: address book app Xobni, video production company Quiki and Bignoggin Productions).
Mayer has also eradicated Yahoo!'s work-from-home policy, making it mandatory for all employees to get their jobs done only from the office.
Overall, however, it's hard to claim that the CEO, who was appointed last summer, has done anything spectacular. It's even harder to feel that her nearly $6 million salary, according to Gawker, is an appropriate show of gratitude rather than an unwarranted earning.
This was an email sent out to Yahoo!'s employees by the company's events team and was obtained by Kara Swisher of AllThingsD. For her part, Mayer, who was presented with the orchestrated thank you messages last Friday, turned the gesture from her employees into a gift exchange, as 11,000 workers went home with Up fitness bands.
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