United States

Whole Foods suggests workers share paid time off amid coronavirus outbreak

Whole Foods outraged its employees this week by suggesting healthy employees generously donate their unused vacation time to fellow workers who get sick during the deadly coronavirus pandemic. CEO John Mackey sent out to employees sent out the recommendation to employees earlier this week, according to Motherboard. For any employee who tests positive for the virus, the CEO’s email offers two weeks paid time off, plus unlimited unpaid time off for all of March. “Team Members who have a medical emergency or death in the immediate family can receive donated PTO hours,” Mackey wrote in an email obtained by the outlet, “not only from Team Members in their own location, but also from Team Members across the country.” Donating pai ...