Skip to comments.'If you're on this call, your employment here is TERMINATED': CEO of mortgage lender Better.com lays off 900 workers in Zoom call - then calls them so lazy they were effectively 'stealing' from customers
Posted on 12/06/2021 4:36:36 AM PST by outpostinmass2
The CEO of an online mortgage lender fired 900 of his employees in a brutal Zoom call - then slammed them for being so 'lazy' they effectively 'stole' from customers.
Vishal Garg axed around nine per cent of Better.com's workforce last Wednesday - three weeks before Christmas - including its entire diversity, equity and inclusion team, which deals with complaints about racism and sexism in the workplace.
Garg told them bluntly: '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.'
Garg, who has been accused of being 'erratic' by workers, later doubled-down in a scathing blog post which saw him lay into his staff for 'stealing' through laziness.
The father-of-three wrote on professional network Blind: 'You guys know that at least 250 of the people terminated were working an average of 2 hours a day while clocking 8 hours+ a day in the payroll system?'
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Lol !!! Who da thunk it !!!
Probably gonna fill those spots with Indians.
Firing the equity team, can I refinance through them in the USA?
Good. I think a lot of people are taking advantage of “working from home”.
I agree, he is absolutely correct when he says people are stealing when they clock 8 hours and only work 2.
Well hell, If you are working 2 hours of your 8 hour shift, yeah. You need to go.
I often log late night, early morning, and weekend work.
Hopefully folks who met their KPI’s(key performance indicators) were not let go.
With my work at home employment, I am always in the top 5 of performance markers.
The best Indian CEOs don’t care about your nationality. They care about your productivity.
Right now I am managed by an Indian lady. She loves my initiative, my take-ownership attitude, and the results I produce.
No Indian will replace me. In fact, I’m heading towards a promotion to Systems Architect.
“… I agree, he is absolutely correct when he says people are stealing when they clock 8 hours and only work 2.”
Jeez… they must have thought they were working under government employee rules.
GOOD FOR HIM!
But if they’re “lazy”, they probably didn’t make it to the Zoom call...
“working 2 hours of your 8 hour shift”
This doesn’t surprise me. I work with people that respond to emails twice a day— 9am and 3pm. If there is a follow up email needed, you have to wait until the next reply time. The times may vary, but there are a lot of them.
Then you have the zoomers, that think being on a zoom call is work. These are merely people trying to convince others they are doing something.
Finally solved the problem last Thursday night and still monitored our wealth management apps health all weekend (eyes on glass).
Hoping today goes well so we can close out this issue and I can finally get some rest.
BTW, my average work week is over 50 hours. I'm getting to be too old for this sh*t. Turned 59 last week and feeling every bit of it I'm so run down after almost two years of this crap.
It's aggravating because they don't distinguish between what really needs to be done well and right away.
It's like children swishing food around on their plate pretending that they're eating it.
A real question for any company is "how much work were these people doing in the office that amounted to so little?" They can't ask that question because in a corporation, almost all bosses are guilty of it.
I suspect most of those fired are the ‘woke’ type and therefore hate white men. So perhaps they ‘learn to code’ now.
When I went back to college, one of my courses was online. It was ‘Deductive Logic’ and my husband will tell you I am THE most illogical person to ever walk the earth but things work out with a cherry on top- which leaves him scratching his head. ANYWAY, I met with the professor and confessed I didn’t know what I was doing but would work hard. I had a couple of tutoring sessions with him when I hit a wall but was working on my own the rest of the time. I was obsessed with this class. I was waking up in the middle of the night, running the equations through my mind and would jump out of bed at 3 am and work on them until it was time to go to class at 8 am. To make a long story longer, I ended up with a 96 avg in the class. I spoke with my professor when I was checking my grade outside his class and he commended my progress. I told him how I fell in love with the work and was embarrassed that I may have gone overboard with working on everything until it ‘clicked’ then continued on as it was actually fun to work out the equations. “One hundred and twenty two” he said. I was like, ‘whaaaaa...?’ I had logged on and worked on those equations one hundred and twenty two times. He could see how much time I had spent - compared to other students who had logged on exactly once per class to do the work- 12 times the entire semester- sometimes just before the work was due.
So, just saying to tie this in to the post this employer knew what was up.
I have one East Indian boss who is excellent. One of the best I’ve ever had. The rest of the EI’s that have been brought in ghost meetings, abuse employees, and are experiencing a mass exodus to other companies or departments.
Oh, and they spent no time bringing in Tata Consulting, who cocked things up even worse than Deloitte’s EI’s did.
Nobody wants to talk about how racist EIs are - I’m seeing it at work all the time.
I think this pendulum toward hiring EIs to run things has swung as far forward as it is going to. Women running things too.
However, I have another client where there are zero competent white men anywhere, and all of the competent ones are white women with zero confidence in their ability to lead (and zero appetite for leading too).
It’s an interesting time.
Congratulations, is that similar to a Cloud Architect?
Congratulations on your upcoming promotion.
My best department chair was a master mariner (ship’s captain) from India. He was part of the search committee that hired me and we worked together as colleagues for almost 18 years. He left for a better position and two successors knew nothing about our industry and they were white!
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