Although Dallas County is under a “shelter in place” order (i.e. mandated quarantine of everyone except essential services) due to COVID-19, Mary Kay Inc. will continue with business as usual.
Mary Kay executives Melinda Sellers, David Holl and Nathan Moore sent an email to corporate employees yesterday letting them know that MK Inc. has been granted an “essential service” exemption and the corporate offices will stay open.
If corporate employees do not wish to come into work because of concerns over Coronavirus, they are required to use their accrued sick and personal leave. Employees are allowed to accrue a negative balance of leave during this time.
Mary Kay is definitely enriching the lives of their employees by pretending that cosmetics are “essential services” and requiring employees to use up all of their leave if they do not want to come in. Working from home has not been approved for U.S employees (although other MK region around the world HAVE approved it for their employees) so that’s not an option right now.
Tell me again how Mary Kay cares about its people?