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To: Jeff Bezos

Bezos asks employees to give up paid sick leave

Jeff Bezos wants his workers at Whole Foods to pay for their colleagues' sick leave during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bezos and his Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey, said that one of the options available to workers was for them to "donate" their "paid time off" days to a pool that other workers could draw from. We want Bezos/Amazon/Whole Foods to pay their sick employees from the untaxed profits that they are making every day. Bezos is the richest man in the world, and can afford to pay his sick Whole Foods employees for the time that they lose during the Corona Virus pandemic.

Why is this important?

The burden of coping with this pandemic should not fall on those who are least able to pay for it. Especially, when Amazon and Whole Foods receive huge tax breaks from the government. Bezos can afford to pay for these needy workers from his own personal wealth without breaking the bank. It is obscene that he is trying to foist this responsibility off onto his hourly workers.

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Reasons for signing

  • Because these workers have been providing a service they put them at risk. How dare these wealthiest of CEOs be so unsympathetic! What is wrong with you?
  • It’s absolutely ridiculous that he has such greed to the point of treating his workers like this! I don’t wish to shop at wholefoods anymore!
  • I think that what Bezos/Amazon/Whole Foods is doing is ridiculous and they should step up and act like human beings instead of assholes. they need to stop and think about how they would feel if they were the ones in that position. Money will get to the point where it will not be any good one day and those people will be in the same boat that we are in right now.

Updates

2020-03-26 13:38:22 -0400

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2020-03-26 11:50:14 -0400

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2020-03-24 19:28:58 -0400

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2020-03-20 14:08:15 -0400

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2020-03-16 12:08:49 -0400

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2020-03-15 08:38:25 -0400

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2020-03-15 07:35:12 -0400

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2020-03-15 07:15:57 -0400

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2020-03-15 06:55:41 -0400

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