Meat Ban at WeWork

Airbnb / Design Unicorn 🦄
Jul 21, 2018 19 Comments

Curious to hear from WeWork employees how this is being received internally. Is there mutual consent across the board or not?

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  • Amazon Tier 2
    People can't bring meat into work? Or what?
    Jul 21, 2018 5
    • Airbnb / Design Unicorn 🦄
      OP
      The company has a new policy that bans meat from being served or reimbursed. It’s to reduce carbon footprint / save money. Employees can still choose to eat meat but the company will not reimburse.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Microsoft qbys57
      This is a joke right?
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Airbnb / Design Unicorn 🦄
      OP
      Very real and understandably controversial, at least for those of us from the outside looking in. Wondering how the policy is being received by employees.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Microsoft qbys57
      What would happen if you brought a turkey sandwich to work at WeWork?
      Jul 21, 2018
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  • Yelp overmind
    Wow so dumb, so much signaling. I would quit. Meat is not all bad for the environment there are lots of areas that would be useless if we did not raise cattle there. Instead you will eat almonds that suck up even more water and fly in your special veggies from all over the planet burning tons of fuel. Just so you can feel superior to everyone else.
    Jul 21, 2018 1
    • Salesforce J74ysj9hFj
      I was complaining about almond milk as well and people didn't believe me so I looked up the water usage.

      Almond takes a lot of water, but it's still much less than cows so the idea that almonds are terrible for the environment is pretty off.
      Jul 22, 2018
  • It's a PR stunt. They're hemorrhaging money big time. Valuation is in their real estate.
    Jul 21, 2018 1
    • Booking.com / Eng Fullo
      What 'stunt'? More like PR debacle..
      Jul 21, 2018
  • Also very culturally insensitive to different cultures. For instance meat focused Asian cultures.
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon damnn
    hypothetically if you support plastic bans but not this does it make you a hypocrite?
    Jul 21, 2018 3
    • Microsoft TopPot🍩
      It does not. BTW, you have to use a cloth bag about 1300 times to offset its carbon footprint compared to a single plastic bag so global warming wise plastic bag is better but not so much for marine animals and decomposition.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Intuit iKn1y42m
      Yeah but 1300 plastic bags floating in the ocean is far more damaging to marine life than your single cloth bag which you will most likely keep and it won’t end up in the ocean
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Microsoft TopPot🍩
      Yep. That’s why i said ‘not so much for the marine animals’ and I stitch my bags myself with my old band T-shirts.
      Jul 21, 2018
  • Amazon lMex45
    One company that will be in personal blacklist for life :)
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Ops Obidos69
    There was already a controversial thread on this.
    Jul 21, 2018 1
    • Airbnb / Design Unicorn 🦄
      OP
      Yes, we’ve heard the voices of everyone looking from the outside in but I am more interested in how this is being received internally.
      Jul 21, 2018
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    Damn, and I thought “meatless Mondays” was hard to swallow...
    Jul 21, 2018 0