My pick today? Wegmans!
Wegmans is a grocery chain originating from my home town in upstate New York. This past Sunday I went to Wegmans to stock up on essentials. As I walked through the store, I noticed small changes such as hand sanitizer stations always in reach and a check out experience that ensured social distancing throughout the end to end checkout process. These may sound minor, but they may have been the one thing that prevents my family from getting sick.
More Interesting --> it was SO clear they were equally protecting their workers, just as much as their customers. Check out some of these benefits they are currently offering to help their employees:
- Voluntary leave will not result in you losing your job.
- Increased pay for the employees who decide to come in and work in the face of a global pandemic.
- Quickly updated their disability pay policies so employees don't need to worry if they get #coronavirus
This info was found from Wegman's website: https://www.wegmans.com/news-media/press-releases/wegmans-response-to-covid-19-2/
I hope to see more of these large employers step up and begin offering similar benefits to their workers, regardless of the impact to business.
Grocery stores are really stepping up. They have a big responsibility right now. Thanks to all the workers that are there.