A lot of workers are worried about what they would feed their families amid the 1-month CQ being implemented across Metro Manila, Luzon, and many areas in the Philippines. Many have to resort to taking loans, but with so many loan companies also temporarily closing down amid the CQ it’s difficult to find other options.
It is wonderful that there are companies that take care of their employees. A number of companies have already announced that they will send a 1-month salary advance for employees to ensure they have money to buy food and other needs amid the CQ.
The maker of Redjuice, Ezential Corporation, is one of those that truly impressed netizens with its amazing ‘stay at home’ package for all employees. Amid the CQ, everyone is required to stay at home because the company will take care of their needs.
In a memo leaked on the internet that really wowed netizens, the company earned praise for its package. A lot of netizens were hoping that their employers would also do the same!
Based on the memo released on March 16, office activities at the company have been suspended until April 14 to comply with the President’s CQ directive. All employees were required to stay at home and follow government directives.
While they stay at home, the company will provide them with the following assistance:
- 1 month supply of basic grocery items such as canned goods and instant noodles
- 1 bag of rice (25kg)
- 2 cutoffs Advanced Salary for every regular employees and 1 cut-off for every newly hired employees
- Php 8,000 cash assistance for regular employees and 4,000 for newly hired employees
- Php 10,000 cash advance – for salary deduction starting on May 15, 2020 which will deduct P500 per cutoff, zero interest
- Php 1,000 hazard pay for every event that requires attendance
- Php 7,000 vacation allowance for every regular employees; however, 90% of attendance from January to March 15 is required to qualify
- Additional Php15,000 medical assistance for those who have not yet availed their previous privilege
The internet’s response? #SanaAll!
Take note, however, that the ‘stay at home’ directive is mandatory. Employees have to inform their immediate superior in case they need to go out of the house to buy much-needed groceries and medicines or if they have to undergo medical check-up or for some other compelling reason.
Random home visits will be done by the management throughout the CQ period. Employees found to be out of their homes without any compelling reason may be terminated for cause.
But with the package they are providing the employees, the company certainly has the right to impose that condition. It’s quite reasonable, too! If only all companies have a similar package for their workers… I-tag na si boss!.
Source: The Daily Sentry