Michael Dell To Spring Breakers Ignoring Coronavirus: ‘Please Don’t Apply To Work’ Here

A viral CBS video of young people partying in Miami despite the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus caught the attention of the CEO whose company has committed to battling the pandemic.


A viral video of young people enjoying their spring break in Florida amidst the global coronavirus pandemic might cost them a job opportunity at Dell Technologies or VMware sometime in the future.

The CBS news segment, which interviewed several revelers who didn’t want to stop partying—and weren’t too worried their actions might cause further spread of a deadly disease—caught the attention of Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell, whose company is now helping to battle the deadly outbreak.

“Anyone in this video, please don’t apply to work” at Dell Technologies or VMware, Dell tweeted Thursday morning. He followed it up in a separate tweet, adding “and also please don't apply to @Secureworks @DellFdn @boomi or MSD Capital.”

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Anyone in this video, please don't apply to work @DellTech @VMware https://t.co/UojEe3ZSod

— Michael Dell (@MichaelDell) March 19, 2020

Those interviewed by CBS, who clearly didn’t take to heart the call for social distancing, explained they had long waited to come to Miami.

“It’s really messing up with my spring break,” one woman said, lamenting the closure of bars and beaches.

“This virus isn’t that serious,” said another young man. And yet another explained, “we’re just living for the moment.”

Dell Technologies has at least one employee infected with the virus who recently visited its Round Rock, Texas headquarters.

The company is pouring millions of dollars to fight the pandemic on several fronts, including a $3 million donation to fund front-line organizations.

“We must protect each other and especially our most vulnerable – our elderly and those with underlying conditions,” Dell said in an earlier blog post.