HOUSEKEEPERS CHARGE HYATT FIRED THEM FOR TAKING DOWN THEIR OWN PHOTOS


My latest for In These Times:

Passing through the halls one day in September, Martha Reyes stopped to see why a group of her Hyatt co-workers stood laughing in front of a bulletin board. Looking closer, she saw photos of her head, and those of other housekeeping employees, pasted onto bodies in swimsuits. “I got really angry,” says Reyes, seeing her face on a figure that looked “almost naked, and a very different body that wasn’t mine. I felt very humiliated and embarrassed.” Martha’s sister Lorena was also included in the beach-themed display, which Hyatt management had posted over the weekend as part of Housekeeping Appreciation Week. Martha Reyes took down her picture and her sister’s. A month later, alleging they spent too long on their lunch break, the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara fired both of them.

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One thought on “HOUSEKEEPERS CHARGE HYATT FIRED THEM FOR TAKING DOWN THEIR OWN PHOTOS

  1. Well, that’s sad. I think the one’s who are involved in making this fun must be punished by the management, otherwise if it continues then the image of housekeepers will fall. They are really hard workers and they seriously needs some praise and not fun like this.

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