After 6mo of successful WFH protocol/productivity during this pandemic, Havas Edge Carlsbad had their agency deemed “essential workers” w/ two days back to work notice, no exceptions. Edge has already had a Covid case and SD county is back to high-risk “purple”. Protocols for testing/return to work were unintelligible at best , misleading at worst. Havas should be appalled given their national stance on safety of workers and embrace of teleworking as the future.

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Twitter it to AdAge. Reckless endangerment of employees.

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CALL THEM OUT

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While I normally don’t love when people run to the media to blast a company without first trying to go through normal protocol — this is a situation where it is fully warranted. I’d blow this up to anyone who would listen. It’s disgusting.

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Havas is essential? Any agency is essential? SMH

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Completely uncool. Let AdAge know

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There’s a Havas in San Diego? Either way, it seems they didn’t have a proper back to work protocol in place.

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Sue ‘em.

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Hahahahah essential hahahahhahahaaaaaaokurrrr

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Sounds like the back to work plan was not thought through and is going to be a failure. Also, giving such short notice is short- sighted. We’ve got lots of folks scattered across the US - and I’m confident we’ll get weeks of notice.

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Wow. Did people quit in protest? Did people outside SD have to use PTO to travel back? How did they manage to get the essential worker tag?

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Someone higher up has a friend at the county I think. Had us deemed essential as a “communications company” since we advertise health related products. We essentially just buy ad space and we’re doing that successful from home so....

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They don’t care.

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