Collingwood Football Club President Eddie McGuire (Image: AAP/Michael Dodge)

A CEO was forced to apologise last Wednesday after cutting staff pay by 80% without notice during the coronavirus shutdown. He belatedly tried to find his workers temporary jobs stacking shelves at Woolies.

A week earlier, another chief executive resigned after initially refusing to rule out taking a $114,00 bonus whilst standing down employees with a 65% pay cut.

A week before that, employees of another company may have been illegally blindsided on news of a partial shutdown, finding out when an executive “read from a script” on teleconference.