Disney CEO under fire as employees ‘express disappointment’ in management

Current Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek took over from former CEO Bob Iger in early 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the business, particularly in the Parks division. Experiences and Products by Josh D’Amaro.

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Although Chapek took over at an unprecedented time, many Disney Parks fans were upset with his handling of a variety of issues, from reduced food portion sizes at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort to the increase in prices at all levels for an experience that many consider less. than it was formerly.

Now, in recent weeks, Chapek has come under fire from his own employees for his handling of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

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Last week, employees staged walkouts out of frustration. the the wall street journal noted that Chapek’s handling of the situation “managed to offend both progressives, who wanted the company to do and say more to fight the bill, and conservatives, who wanted Disney to stay out of it.” debate and now claim he is bowing to liberal agitators within his ranks.”

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A CNN The report went on to note that “a full day walkout” is scheduled for tomorrow, March 22, 2022. However, it is unclear whether the event “will draw a crowd.”

Employee disappointment is no secret, however. CNBC share:

Following the Florida debacle, several Disney employees called Iger “to express their disappointment in Chapek,” Sherman reported. But “while public controversies dominate the headlines, it is likely Chapek’s internal changes and their success that will determine his future as CEO of Disney.”

Iger and Chapek are said to be at odds with each other following a ‘tense’ row. Iger officially stepped down as Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company on December 31, 2021.

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Right now, the divisive issue is even impacting Disney affiliates, with Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios specifically speaking out against Chapek’s original handling of the political situation.

What do you think of Chapek’s disgruntled employees?

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