Layoffs by Email

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The NY Times recently published an article entitled, “Layoffs by Email Show What Employers Really Think of Their Workers.” Here is an excerpt:

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, recently announced that it would lay off around 12,000 people, 6 percent of its work force. Employees who were let go, some of whom had worked for the company for decades, got the news in their inboxes. “It’s hard for me to believe that after 20 years at #Google I unexpectedly find out about my last day via an email,” a Google engineer, Jeremy Joslin, tweeted. “What a slap in the face.”

You can read the article here.

I am interested to know what the public opinion is on “layoffs by email” in the tech sector. Please share your feedback. Thanks!

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