Employees upset as Facebook ends in-house Laundry Service
Facebook (or, rather, META) employees get a ton of perks.
And not just the sky-high salaries.
Lunch services, stock options, childcare reimbursements…
It seems like it would be a pretty rad workplace.
But as the company switches to a “hybrid” work from home/in office model…
Some employees are crying foul over the loss of one extremely important perk:
According to SFGate, one disgruntled worker took to the anonymous job forum Blind to complain about the complain about the company’s latest change.
“I have been using laundry benefit and love that cleaners come home, pick up stuff and bring it back.”
The engineer, who self-reports their compensation somewhere around $850,000 per year, decried the policy change:
“Such a helpful one where clothes are folded and I don’t have to worry much and focus that time for my axis work.”
The employee, who makes over 8 times the median household income for the Bay Area, wasn’t very warmly received.
With one commenter suggesting the company CEO Mark Zuckerberg would do the employee’s laundry for them.
Another noted “Still far better than any other company.”
Indeed, the engineer purports to make 7 times that of the average Meta employee, according to Payscale.
It’s not like they couldn’t afford to hire someone to do their laundry full-time. Especially when they’re making significantly more than most Bay Area households.
SF Gate quotes a Facebook spokesperson who confirmed the company’s decision:
“As we return to the office, we’ve adjusted on-site services and amenities to better reflect the needs of our hybrid workforce”