Boloco gets hate mail for staying open during Hurricane Sandy
Boloco's CEO apologizes for keeping employees at work during Hurricane Sandy; says the company received more hate mail in a 60-minute time period than ever before.
Boloco, a Boston-based burrito chain, told its employees to come in to work Monday despite warnings from state and local leaders that the torrential weather brought by Hurricane Sandy meant that "non-essential employees" should stay home.
As a result, the company reported dozens of "hate mail" messages sent by concerned citizens, like the ones below:
Pepper went on to say that the company allowed employees who wanted to go home to do so, and said taxi service was provided.
"I have offered to drive people myself," he said.
As long as the Boloco "team" considers it safe to be at work, Pepper said, he wants to allow employees a chance to earn an income.
"We have no visions of making great chunks of money today. We won't. No, we stay open because we employ people on an hourly basis who rely on Boloco being open to pay their bills and care for their families. When we close, they make no money," he said.
Read Pepper's full apology and explanation here.