BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – It can be hard enough for employees to hear the words, “You’re being let go” or “Your job no longer exists” from a manager or a supervisor in a conference room or in an office.

But even tougher in today’s remote and hybrid work environment is hearing — via a Zoom video call through a personal device — “You’re being downsized.”

In recent months, scores of people have taken to LinkedIn to share their tough job news and describe their disappointment, frustration and upset over losing their positions via Zoom calls, whether those Zoom meetings were large group calls or one-on-one situations.

One CEO recorded her telling her nine employees that they were let go due to downsizing. She then promised to give them a strong recommendation to their next potential employer, providing that they remained working for her with no salary for the next five years.