The coronavirus pandemic has affected our economy greatly. While some companies have benefitted with the increase in sales, others are having a hard time paying off their employees. Hence, they have started laying them off instead. The big taxi service giant, Uber, has apparently laid off at least 3,500 of its employees, that too over a Zoom video call session! If you think being fired is bad, this is even worse.
The laid-off employees counted for 14% of Uber’s workforce. All of this dramatically happened over a three-minute video call. The head of the customer service’s team, Ruffin Chaveleu, had to bring in the sad news. There was no notice. The decision was made very suddenly and the video below also sees Chaveleu having a weak moment as she admits it is tough to be on the other end and thanked everyone for their hard work and support.
Watch Uber exec gather 3,500 employees on a Zoom call, then lay them all off with no notice or warning. pic.twitter.com/15OyAkmrOU
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) May 11, 2020
And without any further ado, let us take you through the series of criticism the company faced because of its surprising and cold decision.
What company gives their employees a notice/warning of being laid off? Lol
— ChristopheR (@ShampooSalesman) May 11, 2020
They actually have an ad out thanking us for not riding with them.
— me (@apricotpeach11) May 11, 2020
Uber drivers: “this is a pep up for strength, she is being so supportive …wait..what.. did she just slip into this!?”
— Psaratt (@Sunshineonetwo) May 12, 2020
Some replies were ven delightful and of course, a lot of people saw it coming. They’re also expecting more companies to follow suit if this coronavirus outbreak spreads further.
— Evermorelust (@evermorelust) May 11, 2020
I hate to say it, but this is going to be commonplace this year, and next, and the year after that … The virus is just the harbinger of the greatest depression.
— W!ll!am (@willmacadam) May 13, 2020
this is how it should be. i would say uber cares too much: a simple thank you and good bye should be good enough. this is what the private sector is all about. alea iacta est
— Hasan Ahmed (@hasanSahmed76) May 14, 2020
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Source: India Times