She makes more than enough money to take care of them
In an report from Variety on Thursday, Crew members from The Ellen Degeneres Show spoke out about their treatment during the quarantine.
All the while the show's staff of more than 30 employees was reaching out for answers. When they finally heard back, they found out that they were keeping their jobs, but their hours—and pay—would be reduced by more than half. While it's pretty standard for faceless corporations to make dispassionate, even cruel cuts whenever possible, there was a very obvious option to avoid the cuts in this case: Ellen could have stepped up.
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Perhaps even more galling is the fact that Ellen was making a show of her desperate need to talk to people on the phone—calling celebrities, friends, family members—all while the people who work for her were reaching out for some clarification and reassurance in a time of fear and uncertainty.
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