Employees express anger at Whole Foods, Amazon subsidiary, asking healthy employees to donate holiday pay to the sick

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      The chief of Whole Foods has reportedly asked US shop workers to “donate” their holiday pay to colleagues who fall ill to coronavirus.   On Wednesday, CEO John Mackey sent an email to employees with a list of options for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Vice…

      “Team Members who have a medical emergency or death in their immediate family can receive donated PTO hours, not only from Team Members in their own location, but also from Team Members across the country,” Mr Mackey wrote in an email, which was obtained by the news organisation.   Mr Mackey said in the email any employee who tests positive for the virus would be offered two weeks paid time off, as well as unlimited unpaid time off for the remainder of March…

      “Considering [Whole Foods] is a billion-dollar company, I think it is selfish asking the retail workers to figure it out within themselves,” a Whole Foods cashier told Vice.   “The response from [Whole Foods and Amazon] has been quite poor, being a front end cashier I feel like we are the most exposed to the situation.”

      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-news-whole-foods-john-mackey-paid-leave-holiday-pay-virus-illness-a9401996.html

      Two whole weeks!  Through the end of March (= 2 weeks)!

      Generous to a fault, that jeff bezos & his minion mackey.

       

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      Bill Haywood
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       “The capitalists have no heart, but harpoon them in the pocketbook and you will draw blood.”

      –Bill Haywood

      Here’s to hoping that Bezos and Mackey both lose every drop of blood.

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      D503
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      We can’t expect poor bezos to be able to donate… he needs his billions in the offshore banks.

      I mean, helping these poor workers could cost him .01% of his wealth. What do they want, free handouts???

      "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Asimov; "If you push something hard enough, it will fall over." - Fud's First Law of Opposition

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