Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai just laid off a bunch of employees at Google, with plans to lay off more–bringing the total to 12,000 roles. Pichai sent the following email to staff (emphasis added):
I have some difficult news to share. We’ve decided to reduce our workforce by approximately 12,000 roles. We’ve already sent a separate email to employees in the U.S. who are affected. In other countries, this process will take longer due to local laws and practices.
Yes, U.S. Google employees got an email version of the traditional pink slip. This appears to be the popular way to lay people off. After all, there are no uncomfortable conversations, and you can tell thousands of people at once!
It’s also the wrong way to terminate employees. Your employees deserve better.
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