Thousands Petition AmazonThousands of Amazon staffers are resisting the return-to-office mandate, which was announced Friday and is set to go into effect on May 1. Just days earlier, Amazon held an all-hands meeting but made no mention of the shift. Some staffers, the employee claimed, were recruited during the pandemic with the understanding that they would have minimal required days in the office. “This is how they’re going to get rid of another 10 or 20,000 people,” an employee told The Daily Beast. Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet the Daily Beast's biggest scoops and scandals delivered right to your inbox.