As posted on the MyDemoulas page on FaceBook, here is the statement from F&G. Understand that they have a company to try and run while the BOD and Shareholders try to hash out the selling of it. No doubt they have been told to go back and do their jobs even though their status is day to day at best.
Remember this one thing: Stay united. This statement is meant to scare everyone back to work. Have faith that we have each others’ backs and the customers have ours and will continue to boycott until we are back in charge.
To paraphrase their statement, we will return to work when our incredible CEO is back at work.
We’ve also learned that they will be having full page ads in some newspapers advertising this job fair. When you see it, understand that this is one of their last, desperate attempts to lure you back in. They are forgetting that we will NEVER WORK FOR THEM.
Message from the BOD today:
“We want Market Basket associates back to work and reiterate that they can return without fear of penalty. We again acknowledge and understand how difficult this situation has been for associates. However, we also need to have associates working to support stores, customers and vendors. We need associates to return to work on Monday August 4th. We understand that some associates may choose not to return, consequently we will begin advertising for employment opportunities. Our hope and strong preference is to have Market Basket’s incredible associates return to work. Again, any associate that wants to return will be welcomed and not penalized.”