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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.
British hypocrisy: University finds novel 1984 ‘offensive and upsetting’ as it perfectly predicted the current miserable state of Britain
Protecting students from the ugly reality of Britain today: a British university has issued a warning over “offensive and upsetting” content in Orwell’s famous "1984" dystopia. ...
End of Covid pandemic ‘plausible,’ WHO claims
The Omicron variant is leading to a “period of quiet” and a possible end to the pandemic in Europe, health officials say
Covid danger in St Lucia’s tiny courts puts stop to murder trials
Ninety wait for justice as infection controls prevent juries from sitting for two years
Fauci predicts ‘a bit more pain & suffering’ for unvaccinated
White House health advisor is ‘confident’ there are only weeks until Omicron hits its peak
Eighty years late: groundbreaking work on slave economy is finally published in UK
Seminal work by scholar and future politician Eric Williams, shunned for decades, is issued by mainstream imprint
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding plans due to Omicron surge
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday revealed she has canceled her wedding as the country continues to curb a new wave of Omicron cases.
What it's like to cruise during Omicron
Cruise ships turning around mid-voyage. People placed in quarantine cabins on board. Voyages abruptly canceled. Crew members trying to appease unhappy customers.
Video games that diagnose, monitor and treat depression developed by scientists
Software analyses the patient's voice, eye gaze and micro-expressions along behavioural measures including reaction times, memory and error rates.
Inflation is soaring. Should the Fed unleash 'shock and awe'?
The Bank of England has already started to raise interest rates to fight inflation. The Federal Reserve is likely to follow soon. But how aggressive will America's central bank be?
Link between internet speed and political activism revealed
A new study has found that peoples’ political activism seems to inversely correlate to how fast their internet connections are
Pfizer CEO paints ‘ideal’ future of Covid vaccination
Albert Bourla hopes the idea of annual vaccinations will be far easier to sell to the public
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