Ride hailing app Uber has furloughed around 3700 employees or 14% of its workforce by using multiple zoom calls and each lasted less than three minutes with the same common message. “Today will be your last working day with Uber”.
Last week Uber, Uber technologies had announced to fire 3,700 full-time employees in a way to cut the operating expenses due to the economic crisis and instability caused because of COVID pandemic.
In video footage obtained by Daily Mail, a company manager said: “Today will be your last working day with Uber,” as he informed some of the axed customer-support employees.
Ruffin Chaveleau, Head of Uber’s Phoenix Center of Excellence, told the 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,”
Uber stated that due to fewer trip volumes in its rides segment and the company’s current hiring freeze, it is decreasing its customer support and recruiting teams by approximately 3,700 full-time employee roles.
“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 to staff.