The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. As these charts show, the U.S. is one of only three countries (the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea) to not mandate some level of paid parental leave at the federal level.
One of the hardest parts about being a manager or decision maker is having to let an employee go. While benefits like severance packages can sometimes ease a firing, what happens when you can't afford them?
It's a safe bet that nobody has ever quit a job because the boss stopped providing free Gatorade. But as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is quickly learning, there are some benefits -- like flex time and the ability to work from home -- that are just a little harder to mess with.