Yes, I appreciate how AirBnB did this (as opposed to Bird, who laid off 400 people in a 90 second zoom call), but I’m not convinced that Richard Branson is worth quoting any more. While I agree with his original statement from many years ago, his response to COVID was pretty tone deaf — he asked people to take 8 weeks off unpaid when 2 % interest on his fortune over the 8 weeks would have covered their salaries? How is that taking care of your employees?

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