Meta employees confronted Mark Zuckerberg at a town hall meeting on Friday after learning of the major layoffs at their company, according to The Washington Post.
As part of the company’s ‘year of efficiency’, Meta’s CEO revealed in a Facebook post on March 14 that he wants to lay off another 10,000 workers and implement a new hiring freeze. .
The Washington Post,which obtained a transcript of the March 16 meeting, reported that Zuckerberg answered questions and attempted to outline Meta’s restructuring and reorganization strategy.
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“Zuckerberg was asked how employees should trust company management after two rounds of layoffs. He said he would expect to be evaluated based on company performance and transparency of its mission, but that leaders should be allowed to change their thinking,” the outlet reported.
“I guess the way people would gauge whether you trust me and want to work in this company is whether we’re successful in making progress toward the overall stated goals,” Zuckerberg said at the town hall. “I think a lot of it depends on what results we’re able to get.”
A question about the company’s remote work plans was also posed to Zuckerberg. He said it could be “an ongoing conversation,” but he didn’t completely rule out the possibility of back-to-office orders.
The psychological consequences of dismissals on company employees were mentioned by another employee. Mr Zuckerberg admitted that the uncertainty that results from disclosing redundancy intentions in advance is real, but added that “it’s not like we can just stop working while we think about this. “.