Amazon takes its three-days-in-office work mandate seriously and clearly wants its employees to do the same. Employees who fail to report for in-office work three times a week appear to be willing to be fired.
According to an Insider report, managers have been instructed to personally discuss the issue with employees who are in violation of the three-days-in-office mandate and to document that conversation in a mail. If such employees continue to violate company policy, managers have been instructed to meet with them again and, if necessary, take disciplinary action. Such employees may also be fired as a result of the action.
It hasn’t been long since Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon, stated that employees who violated the in-office work policy would face consequences; that Amazon might not be able to tolerate them.
Now reports reveal that guidelines have been drawn for managers to follow in case employees violate the policy. They have also been given the points to cover while discussing the issue with the employees personally. In fact, the managers reportedly keep templates ready to issue a warning letter by mail to the employees who fail to follow the three-day work-from-office policy even after the personal meeting. The mail clearly states that the employee would be given two weeks to start following the mandate or be prepared for action, including termination of job contract.
According to reports, guidelines have been developed for managers to follow in the event that employees violate the policy. They have also been given the points to cover when personally discussing the issue with the employees. In fact, managers are said to keep templates on hand to send a warning letter by mail to employees who do not follow the three-day work-from-home policy after the personal meeting. The email states unequivocally that the employee would be given two weeks to begin following the mandate or face action, including termination of the job contract.