Uber laid off about 3,500 people — in a 3-minute Zoom call — last week.
Company manager Ruffin Chevaleau appeared to choke back tears as she told the employees, who represent about 14 percent of Uber’s work force, that they were now out of jobs amid the coronavirus, according to footage of the online phone call obtained by the Daily Mail.
“Our rides business is down by more than half,” said Chevaleau, who oversees customer service for the ride-share-app service. “There is not enough work for many front-line customer-support employees.
“I know this is a lot to take in,” she added right before turning over the call to a human-resources rep.