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Mass layoffs and absentee bosses create a morale crisis at Meta

By Sheera Frenkel and Mike Isaac

13 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Meta has laid off 26,000 employees and more are expected to get the pink slip soon, especially from engineering teams. Existing employees at Meta are clueless about company direction, reports The NYT.

SAN FRANCISCO — “Raise your hand if you know who is getting fired?” a Meta employee wrote in an online chat group for the company’s engineers this month. “Fire emoji if you think it’s a dumpster fire.”

In response, his colleagues posted dozens of tiny flame emojis.

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