In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are hurting. And we should have some sympathy for them. After all, the stress of survival can force us into undesirable situations. However, some organizations try to get through these difficult times using such repulsive measures, they deserve nothing but pity. And bankruptcy.

From pressuring people to come to work against clear safety guidelines and common sense to begging for a bailout, the Internet users have been making fun of corporate America, reminding that businesses are nothing without their employees. Continue scrolling to check some of them out and upvote your faves!

#1

Too Big To Take Out A Loan And Pay It Back?

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Mando Lando
Community Member
7 months ago

Yep they expect every small business owner who's barely scraping by to get these low interest loans from banks to survive. But these multibillion-dollar companies can't do the same thing?

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From small restaurants to multinational corporations, the COVID-19 outbreak has delivered quite a blow to the economy. Companies are implementing massive organizational changes to at least try and stay afloat -- with many switching to full-scale working from home and others going all in on delivery.

"I've done a couple of webinars with groups of companies. As of about a week and a half ago, they weren't doing anything, there wasn't anything different," Peter Cappelli, a professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the director of Wharton's Center for Human Resources, told ABC News. The expert predicts, "The big test will come when it goes on for more than a couple of weeks."

#2

Just Sayin'

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

She has a good point. The corona crisis would be a good time to get rid of all this tax-evasive behaviour. Maybe finally Europe the the US can work together in proper taxation, instead of each side protecting "their" companies for the damage of everybody.

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When it comes to managing employees, Cappelli said there are good examples out there. So far, "We've seen more companies carrying employees for longer than expected if this had been a financial downturn versus a health-related one," he explained.

But there are rotten apples in the basket, too. Pressure is building on Amazon and other delivery companies to improve protection for workers worried about getting infected with coronavirus. Some workers at US food delivery firm Instacart as well as US and Italian workers at Amazon have walked out, complaining about the lack of protection.

#3

Yeeeessss Lol

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

Fair enough!

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Even US senators have been contacting Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to express concerns.

As a response, Amazon said it had adjusted its practices, including increased cleaning of its facilities and introducing staggered shift and break times. However, union representatives are saying this is far from the truth. "Several employees working at the site use face masks for days instead of having new ones each day," one of them told Reuters.

A group of workers at Whole Foods, which is also owned by Amazon, plan to walk out on Tuesday, regarding similar problems.

Let's hope that human decency prevails and employees won't be put at risk for another dollar.

#4

Fair Is Fair

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
7 months ago

OMG, THIS.

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#5

Fun Fact

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Bob Beltcher
Community Member
7 months ago

It's because they are publicly traded and focus mainly on shirt term profits to increase share price. Doing so requires them to be leveraged heavily. Go pull a 10K report for any large business and look at how much cash they have compared to total assets. You can see it on the balance sheet under the financial reports section. Mist large companies hold less than 5% of total assets in cash.

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#6

"Philanthropic" Billionaires Be Like

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Robin hamp
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes and I have no issue with that. These companies make obscene profits in other territories whilst exploiting their infrastructure and talent . They should contribute in taxes to each country they make a profit in.

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#7

Ted Cruz

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

I've always wanted to pay politicians double the minimum wage and force them to pay for medicine and retirement out of pocket.

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#8

Capitalism

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
7 months ago

It seems to dawn on the American people that the American dream is really just a dream. And maybe even that social security is not communism.

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#9

Corporate Bailouts

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

And isn't it strange that those now cry loudest for help that rallied against labour laws, market control etc. and called it "socialist"? They now willingly accept the state utilizing them or even buying shares. You either want a strong state or not; a "comprehensive cover" state that does not interfer in good times but backes up in bad times is the epithomy of unsolidary thinking!

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#10

What. The

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Gabi
Community Member
7 months ago

Tell me pls this is some very bad joke.

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#11

Us Bailout Policy In One Image

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

Weren't "simple solutions" the answer of Trump for everything since he became president?

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#12

We Can Usually Make This Happen

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Mando Lando
Community Member
7 months ago

And people need to legitimately boycott these places. There's just no way people are going to boycott Amazon though. They're doing interviews all over the country and hurting people into one room and going against all social distancing initiatives yet they're not getting fined or anything else. But if I had 10 people gathered on my porch I could get arrested and fined

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#13

Amazon

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Kevin Wilcoxon
Community Member
7 months ago

Amazon = Evil

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#14

A Conservative Arguing For Workers Rights To Paid Sick Leave...

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Mando Lando
Community Member
7 months ago

The people that give all that money are the same people that are saying that their people should go back to work. But only if they seem healthy and under 55 years old or so. They don't give a s*** about anyone but the 1%.

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#15

Pretty Much

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago

How about we get rid of billionaires altogether. No one needs that much money.

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#16

Sad But True

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

Slowly, this series gets only sad, not humourously critical...

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#17

Sad True

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felixreychman
Community Member
7 months ago

With an education, you might have understood the odds of actually becoming rich. This is why the rich do not want the poor educated, and how people stay conditioned this way. The american dream is lie perpetuated by the few successfull...

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#18

CEO Bonuses

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

American airline can bite me.

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#19

Solidarity

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Mando Lando
Community Member
7 months ago

And the worker who organized it got fired. Jeff bezos is the biggest piece of s*** in the entire world.

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#20

When You Wear A Watch On A Plane, Time Flies

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Kaisu
Community Member
7 months ago

Airlines are such greedy companies squeezing money out of every little thing they possibly can, and now they expect the customers' help and loyalty. Maybe be reasonable and treat your customers better and people would have more interest in saving your business

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#21

Seriously

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
7 months ago

Actually, I suspect about $5K will kick right back to each Congress member...

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#22

Corporates-Being-Jerks-Corona-Memes

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
7 months ago

Scandalous and sickening...

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#23

It Really Be Like That

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LOttawa
Community Member
7 months ago

On $1,200.00 I can't afford to waste food. That Cheetos is being eaten.

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#24

The Scheme

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

That's it! And everyone questioning it will simple be called "socialist" or "snowflake". However, nearly everyone is being cheated on.

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#25

Corporate Jerk

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

Haha, and this in a country with like 10 unpaid holiday days in total (25+ paid in Europe, just for relation).

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#26

Capitalism

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MJ
Community Member
7 months ago

In case you didn't know, billionaires have enough money, to give every person on earth $77million. just to put in perspective how much they have. Redistribution wouldn't work, because who'd work with that amount of money in the bank, but it sure isn'r fair...

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#27

Wall Street

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Carol Emory
Community Member
7 months ago

As soon as they announced a $2 trillion dollar stimulus package...Andrew Yang was like "Where did we get $2 trillion dollars?"

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#28

Some May Even Die, I Don't Know

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
7 months ago

If employees don't return, the companies may raise salaries to encourage workers. This could be good....

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#29

This Is America

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N G
Community Member
7 months ago

This is Trump's healthcare..... bring back Obama

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#30

Just Saying

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Tiina Lehtineva
Community Member
7 months ago

Please somebody tell me that someone gave him a highfive?

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