On episode 91 of the HR Famous podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn come together to discuss Jeff Bezos’ carbon footprint and the major blunder related to Zoom-based layoffs at Better.com.
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4:30 – Amazon founder Jeff Bezos recently went to space and his carbon footprint for the nine-minute flight was equal to the carbon footprint of 1 billion people on Earth.
7:00 – Tim doesn’t like it when people on vacation tell you what to do.
10:30 – The CEO of Better.com, Vishal Garg, decided to announce layoffs of 9% of the company’s workforce. He had a call with 900 employees that were getting laid off and rather than having the entire company on the call, they laid off everyone on the call.
13:00 – Tim says that both him and KD have been in companies that had to do massive layoffs and they still found time to make it personal and not so heartless.
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16:30 – The Better.com CEO accused his employees of only working 2 hours a day and “stealing from the company.”
21:00 – Garg is taking time off effectively immediately. Better.com is rated as a best place to work in NYC.
26:30 – Tim says that he can recognize why the PR and comms execs resigned because they could get a lot of flack if they stayed and had to take ownership for Garg’s failures.
37:30 – Tim thinks that Garg needs to resign as CEO and stay on the board but hire a real CEO to run this company.