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Florida boss called off Hurricane Ian

A Clearwater, Florida, CEO is in hot water after trying to rally his employees to stay on task Hurricane IanWhich he underestimated as likely to be a “Nothing Burger,” according to the Washington Post.

“It’s not going to be so bad,” Postcardmania CEO Joy Gendusa told activists who gathered in a conference room to watch his address remotely from the passenger seat of a car. “Obviously it’s extremely important for you to feel safe and comfortable, but I honestly want to continue to deliver and I want the quarter to end well,” Gendusa said in the video, the Post reported.

According to the newspaper, Gendusa also reported that she had lived in the area for more than 30 years and that she thought the media had always exaggerated the severity of impending storms.

Until she said Florida governor warned “Significant risk of life-threatening storms, hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall” through the middle of the week.

Postcardmania did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Posted by PostcardMania on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

hours after it was first reported Twitter Gendusa faced critical comments on social media, by Labor writer Jonah Furman, and her company announced Tuesday that its offices would be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Posted by PostcardMania on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

But management then told the workers that they would still have to work the full 40-hour work week, including any time wasted due to a power outage. According to the Tampa Bay Times, after further outrage online surfaced, the company said it would offer paid time off to its employees.

Gendusa apologized on Wednesday to workers who felt it was insensitive, according to an internal email provided by Postcardmania director of marketing and communications Jessica Lalau, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Gendusa established a marketing agency in 1998 and employs more than 320 people in the Tampa Bay area. The company makes millions of postcards every week, and advertises online through Google and Facebook, according to its site.

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