Amazon remote workers may have to return to offices sooner than later. The CEO of the tech conglomerate recently told remote workers of the company that “it’s probably not going to work out.” The CEO told employees that it has passed time to disagree and commit as per Insider.
Amazon Remote Workers to Return to Offices
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has a message to the company’s employees who don’t want to return to the office: “It’s not going to work out for you.” That is however according to a report from Insider, which states that Jassy made that statement during a meeting in the early parts of this month.
And while Amazon reportedly ordered its employees to return to the office for three days per week kicking off in May, many employees of Amazon were not happy about the decision in question. Thousands of workers in response signed a petition against the mandate and then reportedly staged a walkout in response.
Amazon’s Stand On Workers Returning To Offices
That clearly has not changed the position of Amazon on the matter. In a recording of the meeting that was obtained by Insider, Jassy revealed to workers, “It’s past the time to disagree and commit,” thus adding that “if you can’t disagree and commit… It’s probably not going to work out for you at Amazon because we are going back to the office at least three days a week.”
Amazon’s Decision to Have Employees Return to Offices
Jassy reportedly said that his decision to have employees return to the office was a “judgment call” and that the employees in question could leave if it is that they don’t want to comply. “It’s not right for all of our teammates to be in three days a week and for people to refuse to do so,” Jassy reportedly stated. The Verge has reached out to Amazon with a request for comment on the matter but didn’t immediately hear back.
Amazon Cracking Down On Employees Who Have Refused To Return to the Office
Amazon on top of ongoing layoffs, has been cracking down on employees who have refused to return to the office. Back in July, leaked messages that were seen by Insider suggested that Amazon would force a “voluntary resignation” on employees who do not or refuse to relocate to the in-person hubs where their teams work while others just started quitting on their own. The company has also begun sending warnings to workers regarding their in-person attendance, as per Insider.
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