Complete Story


Lock-outs, Mass Emails, Closed Offices

Virtual layoffs are normal now

When an employee with Amazon’s gaming unit tried to sign in for work last Tuesday, she found her access to most internal systems had been revoked. Her calendar had been cleared, except for a 15-minute meeting labeled "Organizational Update."

During the meeting, a manager read from a corporate script as he explained her position had been eliminated. The conversation felt impersonal after the years she’d spent with the company.

A spokesperson for Amazon told The Washington Post that “employees who were impacted by role eliminations maintained access to internal email, chat, and other resources via the AtoZ app.” Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Washington Post. 

Printer-Friendly Version