My name is Malissa and I work for Marriott in Phoenix, Arizona.
Marriott’s motto is “take care of associates and they will take care of the customers,” but its paid family leave policy is so bad that my husband and I had to delay starting a family.
Marriott only offers two weeks of paid parental leave plus half-pay disability leave for childbirth recovery -- that’s not what taking care of associates looks like!
Marriott cares a lot about its public image and has changed its internal policies to make its brand look better before.
So I’ve started a petition for everyone to ask Marriott to live up to its motto and take care of associates with a better-paid family leave policy. Will you add your name?
I have worked for Marriott for almost five years, and when I began thinking about starting my own family I was shocked to find out Marriott’s parental leave policy was so bad!
Marriott is now the number one hotel company in the world since it merged with Starwood properties. It is pathetic that two weeks fully paid parental leave is the best the company can provide and still hold a high rank in the world.
Marriott does a lot of PR to convince the public they’re a good company, but their paid parental leave policy is totally out of sync with this image.
So if we can get a ton of people to join my petition highlighting the huge gap between their branding and their actual policies I think they’ll agree to expand the paid family leave policy.
Until I got in touch with PL+US I thought the only people listening to me yell and complain were my husband and coworkers in my department!
Now I know there are so many people who care and can help all Marriott employees get the paid family leave they need.
Let’s win this!
Marriott employee and PL+US supporter