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Amazon replacing NYE holiday with MLK in California

Amazon sm4life
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I am all about diversity, but is MLK holiday really used more than NYE??? Really ??? I call BS, if it was the case I would have loved to see a survey where employees vote.Who has plans for the next January 21st?? Vegas anyone ? Best time to go have fun...As usual Amazon trying to score some political points on diversity, on the expense of the employees.

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  • McAfee JohnMcPee
    They’re trying to compensate for giving humans free bananas (which has its own racist connotations).

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  • Expedia 🍤tempura
    They’re doing that because it’s hard to find people to cover on calls for NYE-everyone wants to party or people combine Christmas Day off with vacation days and add New Years off to take extended leaves.
    Diversity has nothing to do with it, they’re being frugal and planting a red herring so that people like you can get pissy about a reason other than shrewd corporate practices.
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  • Amazon Antmann
    They probably had to pay holiday wages(greater than usual wages) to employees working Nye which most of
    Amazon does so I guess they decided to call it not a holiday. Frugality.
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    • Amazon sm4life
      OP
      Not really, this does not apply to hourly workers, only salaried and they get paid the same...only difference would be for employees supporting these offices like security, cleaning...etc
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    • Amazon Antmann
      Why don’t holidays apply to hourly workers? All company holidays apply to full time hourly workers.
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    • Amazon sm4life
      OP
      No I mean this policy change, and the fact that NYE was a holiday, all this is for salaried employees only...different time off policy all together for hourly workers...read the email at the top of who it concerns.
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  • Microsoft Gandalfee
    Next up: president day and veterans day in place of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Amazon is doing everything to get the most out from employees during the busy time of year.
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  • Microsoft / EngFake Bugs
    Lol at Amazon. msft added mlk and presidents day a few yrs ago. Didnt subtract any.
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  • Amazon / Product
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    Amazon = full of shit
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  • Amazon sm4life
    OP
    Like the sentence used is what is bothering me under the why Amazon is doing this change ? : "When benchmarking which holidays Amazon observes, we determined that Martin Luther King Jr. Day was significantly more utilized than New Year’s Eve."
    You are free to change your policy, just give me the real why, or don't give me any...don't BS ur employees.
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  • New DuQvV7x
    MLK day is a US Federal holiday.
    NYE is not.

    Private employers are free to determine what “free” paid-days they give to their employees.
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    • Amazon sm4life
      OP
      Great no need to throw a BS excuse that I can't even understand what it means...what usage ? Nye was a holiday, so people did not have to request time off, u can't do side by side comparision...just say we want to be inline with federal holidays.
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  • New 0hedge
    Amazon wants wholefoods workers to work on NYE?
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  • Cerner Blind ;)
    I do not know the reasoning about Amazon swapping New Year Eve holiday with MLK, but Cerner recently added MLK to the list of holiday.

    I would be curious to see if there is some trend among companies to have holiday for MLK.

    It might as well be totally political move.
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  • New / ITloulou
    My previous employer replaced Christmas Eve by MLK. Which sucks because we had a lot of folks celebrating Christmas on that day (as opposed to Christmas day, which is when most Americans celebrate) or traveling on that day to be with their family. I don’t know many people actually doing something on MLK day, particularly something that requires some traveling.
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