Indian CEO In New-York Faces Massive Backlash For Firing 900 Employees Over Zoom Call

Vishal Garg, an Indian who is based in New York and is the CEO of the company named Better.com, has been on the other side of backlash after he recently fired as many as 900 employees over a Zoom call. According to NDTV, he said that “market efficiency, performance and productivity” were the reasons behind the mass lay-off.

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The 900 employees who were laid off made up approximately 9% of the company’s total workforce. A video of the Zoom call was posted online by an employee who too was laid off. He can be heard saying, “F*ck you dude” as the sad news was shared.

“This is the second time in my career I’m doing this and I do not want to do this. The last time I did it, I cried. This time, I hope to be stronger. This isn’t news that you’re going to want to hear…If you’re on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off. Your employment here is terminated effective immediately,” said Vishal Garg on the call.

Have a look at the video here:

This isn’t the first time Vishal Garg has been on the receiving end of massive criticism. According to News18, Forbes had got hold of one of Garg’s emails to his employees that read: “You are TOO DAMN SLOW. You are a bunch of DUMB DOLPHINS and… DUMB DOLPHINS get caught in nets and eaten by sharks. SO STOP IT. STOP IT. STOP IT RIGHT NOW. YOU ARE EMBARRASSING ME.”


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NDTV further reports that after the video call, Garg “lashed out” at his employees for being “lazy and unproductive”.

Several people online slammed the CEO for his behavior. Some even highlighted that he put the blame on his employees while it’s his fault that his business isn’t running.

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