Starting a business is a difficult task.
I’ve never started my own business, but I imagine it would be challenging. People who begin at the bottom must work hard, and a startup company entails just that. However, just because you are starting a new business does not give you the right to exploit your employees. I’m not saying that people should be paid exactly the market rate if they can’t afford it, but that’s why there are rules and laws in place to protect both the boss and the employee. And, while it has been difficult for businesses to thrive, particularly since the pandemic, this is no excuse.
This guy, on the other hand, has no objections to his own behaviour. When the pandemic hit, people began working from home for a reason. And, while some businesses, such as hospitals, must remain open, this one does not strike me as critical. However, it was the poster’s decision that compelled people to attend. All of his subordinates agreed and showed up for work. He went a step further, however, and demanded that everyone accompany him to Vegas for a few days. As you might expect, the idea did not sit well with everyone.
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Just by the quotation marks, you can tell how this guy thinks.
Right from the start, this sounds like a discrimination lawsuit waiting to happen.
He also urged everyone to work onsite and everyone obliged.
There are also no women at the company so he thought this was alright.
However, his employees aren’t comfortable with this situation at all.
So rather than finding another solution he is now threa*tning them into coming.
They will get their pay docked if they don’t comply.
Now I understand why he kept mentioning scrappy throughout the post. I understand that it is a new company and that he needs hard workers, but that doesn’t give him any leeway when it comes to caring for his employees’ health and safety. And, while I’m not sure about the laws where he lives, isn’t it illegal to fire someone or dock their pay for something like this? I understand that it would cost him a lot of money, but the pandemic was still going on when he wrote this, so I can’t imagine how this would be safe.
Reddit commenters were obviously not on his side either.
Just use the word scrappy and that will make everything okay.
So it isn’t legal either.
I don’t think anyone should have to work under these conditions.
That is not safe at all.
It doesn’t sound like a great company to work at.
That would be quite glorious.
What are your thoughts on this situation? Would you ever disregard safety precautions and visit another city in the event of a pandemic? Please let us know in the comments section, and don’t forget to share this story with others so they can join in the discussion as well.