Listen to this article now

Fired According to a reported complaint from Amazon employees, the e-commerce behemoth used email to notify them that they were no longer required by the business.

According to Insider, at least five of the workers who lost their jobs on Wednesday claimed they got a callous letter from management.

In one of the emails, Beth Galetti, the head of Amazon’s human resources division, stated: “Unfortunately, your function has been abolished.”

Effective now, you are no longer needed to carry out any tasks for Amazon.

As part of cost-cutting initiatives, the Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth is eliminating 18,000 positions from its staff.

The five former employees said that none of them had been called in for in-person meetings with their superiors prior to being let go.

One of the employees who was dismissed remarked, “Everyone is extremely furious.” “We received an email just now.”
The sacked workers said they lost access to the company’s internal computer network and that their office badges had stopped working as soon as they received the email.

Internal email on your non-Amazon device will serve as our main means of contact, according to Galetti’s email.

To make matters worse, according to Insider, the fired employees were instructed to add their work emails and the Amazon videoconferencing tool Chime to their personal devices because they could no longer access their company PCs.

The CEO of Amazon, Andy Jassy, said earlier this month that management was “deeply aware that these role eliminations are difficult for people, and we don’t take these decisions lightly or underestimate how much they might affect those who are impacted.” An Amazon spokesperson pointed The Post to that statement.

In response to economic instability in the technology sector, other digital behemoths including Microsoft, Meta, Snap, and Twitter have all reduced their workforces.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement distributed to the whole business on Wednesday that the corporation will be laying off 10,000 people, or about 5% of its 221,000-person workforce.

Microsoft recruited renowned “The Police” musician Sting to play at a small gathering of 50 people on the fringes of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, according to The Wall Street Journal, hours before Nadella’s email went out to staff.

The subject line of Galetti’s email to fired Amazonians read, “Subject: Important information concerning your job.”

Galetti stated in the email acquired by Insider, “Today we are taking the extremely tough decision of cutting positions across numerous of our businesses.”

Sadly, your position has been discontinued.

This was not a choice that was taken lightly, and we are dedicated to offering assistance to make the transition out of Amazon easier, including a separation payment, transitional benefits as appropriate by country, and outside job placement services, according to the email.

Employees who were let off from other businesses that are reducing headcounts in these difficult economic times reported that the manner in which they learned they were being let go left them with a negative impression.

Several bankers who were let go by Wall Street investment behemoth Goldman Sachs last week claimed to The Post that they received emailed calendar invitations to “meetings” at the company’s New York headquarters, only to be informed by their team leader that they were being let go.

The meeting that laid off workers were asked to, according to one person who spoke with The Post, was “placed on [their] schedule under false pretenses.”

What do you think of the situation with Amazon’s firing policy culture? Please let us know in the comments.