MillerKnoll CEO apologizes to workers for ‘pity city’ rant The Detroit News

20 April, 2023

The head of a high-end office furniture company in Michigan has apologized after outcry over a viral video in which she told workers worried about not receiving bonuses to “leave pity city.”

MillerKnoll President and CEO Andi Owen‘s comments during a virtual meeting didn’t begin with even a hint of controversy. Instead, they started as a pep talk for employees. But her words sparked outrage online, when shortly into the minute-long clip circulating on social media, the talk seemed to take a turn.

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