Amazon workers refusing to work in the office 3 times a week risk termination
It appears that this time, Amazon employees can also be shipped out, not just parcels.
Amazon has issued a stern warning to its employees who resist its return-to-office policy, stating that non-compliance could result in termination, based on “updated global manager guidance” acquired by Business Insider.
This development follows a recent internal directive that provides managers authority to take action against workers who fail to report to the office at least three days a week. The move comes as the e-commerce and tech giant pushes for a more in-person work environment amid the ongoing changes in the workplace caused by the pandemic.
In February, the company announced that they would be requiring employees to work in-person, which officially went into effect at the start of May.
According to a report by Business Insider, the company issued new guidelines outlining the process the managers should follow in case of non-compliance.
The internal document directs managers to initiate a private discussion with employees who do not meet the three-day-a-week requirement first, and to follow up with a second conversation, with a reasonable time frame depending on the situation of the employees.
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As a result, some employees have had to make significant adjustments, including relocating to meet the new in-person requirement. Those who were unwilling to move or couldn’t find a compatible team were given the choice of a “voluntary resignation” package, which has sparked reactions among workers.
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