PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) is reportedly forcing staff to report to work tomorrow or face the sack.
According to a staff member who wrote to cnyakundi.com anonymously, a compulsory meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow, Monday 23rd in order to force staff to come to work amidst the coronavirus threat.
“Hey Cyprian, I would like to remain anonymous to protect the one who gave me the information. PWC Kenya is threatening to fire people if they do not continue to report to work as usual. In fact, there is are compulsory meetings to take place tomorrow. Is it possible to call them out on social media in order to keep this coronavirus controlled?”, the staff member wrote.
Profit before people
In October 2018, Stephen Mumbo, a staff member at PWC jumped from 17th floor to his death at the company’s Delta Offices.
It would later turn out that the company’s work culture was to blame partly for the death of a hardworking employee.
Mr Mumbo is reported to have suffered three work-related burn outs in the last two years including one where he fell asleep in the middle of a presentation.
Acording to a relative, Mr Mumbo was a nice man who wouldn’t turn down any task he was given
What we know however is that sometime in October, 2016, Mumbo who had worked at PwC for 13 years had such a mental breakdown that he walked out on his boss. “They plied him with so much work, and he wasn’t the type to decline, so he did it anyway. He was always very well groomed, but always tired,” said a relative.
Is the work culture of high pressure continuing at PwC?
It seems so. Only now the company seems to be sacrificing staff to Covid-19.
A clear death sentence in the face of the rise of the Coronavirus cases in Kenya.
May Mr Stephen Mumbo continue to rest in peace.
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