An Open Letter to Jeffrey P. Bezos
Dear Mr. Bezos,
The CEO of your company, Whole Foods, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, wrote in a letter to employees:
“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.”
I understand that this is generally common practice among many companies for employees to be able to help their fellow workers who may be going through tough times of extreme emergency. Now, with the global pandemic of coronavirus spreading around the world, is not the time to ask employees to donate their paid time off so that the company can save money. Now is the time to show the extreme concern you have for placing the customer first, for the people who work for your companies.
Please take care of the 87,000+ employees at Whole Foods and ensure them that no matter what, they will be well taken care of and have any time off due to the disruption of COVID-19 is having on our world.
Whole Foods CEO suggests employees who are not sick "donate" their vacation time to employees who are sick: https://t.co/Aw2gUqEpCD
— Jason Koebler (@jason_koebler) March 13, 2020
Jeff Bezos makes $275 million a day. He makes the salary of an average #WholeFoods worker in 9 sec. It's absurd that he won't pay for paid sick leave for his workers. But we live in a country where CEOs profit off of the worst pandemic of a generation so everything's normal.
— Cicia Lee 🌪 (@cicialee_) March 14, 2020