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Better.com CEO fires 900+ employees on a Zoom call
Vishal Garg, the CEO of Better.com, asked more than 900 employees to join him on a Zoom call then told them their jobs were being terminated immediately.
The call lasted less than three minutes and comes less than four weeks before Christmas.
A total of 9% of the company’s workforce was laid off, including the company’s entire diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting team.
According to Fortune Magazine, the CEO later accused the employees of “stealing” from their colleagues and customers by only working two hours a day.
The laid-off employees will get severance pay and benefits.
Last week, Better.com received $750 million in cash as part of a deal with Softbank, a multinational conglomerate.
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GoFundMe blocks millions raised for truckers protesting Covid vaccine mandates
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UK considers deploying troops ahead of potential Russian invasion of Ukraine
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Twitter receives record number of gov’t requests to remove posts
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