“Today will be your last working day with Uber” 3700 Uber employees received this shocking message. It has been reported that Uber has laid off around 14% of its workforce (around 3700 employers) over multiple zoom calls that didn’t last more than 3 minutes.
The impact of COVID-19 has begun showing up. Uber Technologies announced last week that it might close doors for 3,700 full-time workers. The reason, to cope with the reduced operations and economic fall down.
In video Clip obtained by Daily Mail, a company manager said informing some of the axed workers:
“Today will be your last working day with Uber“
3700 UBER employees lost their job as as covid imapct deepens in the CAB Riding Company Uber.
Ruffin Chaveleau, Head of Uber’s Phoenix Center of Excellence, told his employees “Right now, the rides business is down by more than half due to COVID-19. The difficult and unfortunate reality is there is not enough work for many front-line customer-support employees,”
Most of these Uber employees are from customer support and recruiting teams department.
In a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Uber explained that due to lower trip numbers in its rides segment and the company’s current hiring freeze, it is cutting down its customer support and recruiting teams by approximately 3,700 full-time employee job.
“With the reality of our rides trips volumes being down significantly, our need for communication operations, as well as in-person support, is down substantially. And with our hiring freeze, there simply isn’t enough work for recruiters,” the company’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a letter explaining to staff.
Khosrowshahi himself has waived off his base salary for this whole year. In an agreement with Uber’s Board of Directors, this decision was taken.
Earlier it has been reported that Uber was thinking of cutting down up to 30% of the workforce. To tackle the long-run impact of Coronavirus across the globe, Uber’s team sent few emails as ‘Covid-19 Update’.
Some Recall that “when the call started at 10:30 a.m., employees were greeted with a 5-minute silence and a slide saying “COVID-19”. Some thought they were experiencing technical difficulties and left the call. They were unable to get back in”.
These decisions are seen as unsympathetic and cold for many. Many experts claim that this is the starting, Covid-19 will be having a lot more impact for companies, no matter how big they are.