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Remote Workers Get Ultimatum: 'It's Probably Not Going to Work Out'

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The company's office attendance mandate was announced in February and went into effect in May.

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Amazon employees have been pushing back against the company's return-to-office policy for months — and it seems CEO Andy Jassy has had enough.

During a pre-recorded internal Q&A session earlier this month, Jassy told employees it was "past the time to disagree and commit" with the policy, which requires corporate employees to be in the office three days a week.

"If you can't disagree and commit, it's probably not going to work out for you at Amazon," Jassy said, adding it wasn't right for some employees to be in the office three days a week while others refuse to do so.

In a memo to staff earlier this year, Jassy wrote that Amazon made its decision after observing what worked during the pandemic and talking to leaders at other companies. He said the company's senior executives concluded employees tended to be more engaged in person and collaborate more easily.

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