Full remote work is not an option, Amazon employees told

CEO Andy Jassy has reportedly given an ultimatum to employees to either accept the return to office or leave the company.
By: | August 30, 2023

It would appear that Amazon has thrown down the gauntlet to remote employees who are refusing to return to the office.

From May 1 this year, Amazon employees have been told to return to the office at least three times a week, and for those who continue to ignore the mandate, “it’s probably not going to work out for you,” Andy Jassy, Amazon CEO, has reportedly said.

According to Business Insider, Jassy was speaking in an internal meeting where he made it clear that employees who do not agree with the decision to return to office can seek alternative employment.

“It’s past the time to disagree and commit. And if you can’t disagree and commit, I can also understand that, but it’s probably not going to work out for you at Amazon because we are going back to the office at least three times a week, and 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 said.

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In March this year, Amazon rejected a petition from about 30,000 employees calling for Jassy to cancel his return-to-office directive and in July, the company confirmed its was asking some corporate employees to relocate to other cities as part of its return-to-office policy.

Employees who refused to relocate near main offices of their teams were told to find a new internal job or leave Amazon through a “voluntary resignation.”