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Walmart’s CEO says it’s not putting employees in a position where they’re working from home

Walmart’s CEO says it’s not putting employees in a position where they’re working from home

‘Every Day Is Frightening’: Working For Walmart Amid Covid-19 Woes, CEO Reveals

‘Every Day Is Frightening’: Working For Walmart Amid Covid-19 Woes, CEO Reveals

“We never have a problem,” the CEO of Walmart reported to employees Sunday afternoon. In the past week alone, the company said, many employees have reported fear and anxiety. “We want you to know that we are safe, and we have absolutely our whole, entire team behind us,” he said, speaking in a video that appears to have been taken at a warehouse.

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“They’re very resilient, and they’re very resilient. And when they’re scared or anxious, they go out of the room. And that’s who we want you to be, too,” CEO Doug McMillon added.

Since then, Walmart has been in the spotlight. It started with a photo with President Trump and the now-infamous “Pepsi Max” ads, which were controversial and, according to a Washington Post report by Michael Rothfeld and David Fahrenthold, “pantomimed” racism.

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Then, on Tuesday, a video of Walmart employees was leaked that showed them working remotely on a computer to produce and deliver food. CEO McMillon called out the company and pledged to never put employees in a position where they’re working from home in the future.

“I’m not going to put you in a position where you’re working from home,” he said, during a livestream, according to The New York Times. “You’re not working from home.”

This past week, the U.S. president spoke to a group of Walmart workers while they were gathering at a Walmart in Tennessee to protest the company’s slow pay. A protest of similar kind had been held in Alabama a week prior to the Alabama protest and Walmart had responded by saying it would pay employees for the time they were asked to work away from home. This response has sparked outrage among the workers.

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On Thursday, before the protest in Alabama, Walmart announced that it would allow the employees to work at home for the next 60 days, though store managers would still be required to take the time off. This move, which came after the employee

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