About 900 employees of a digital mortgage company lost their jobs through a three-minute Zoom call meeting on Wednesday, December 1. “I come to you with not great news. We are laying off about 15 percent of the company for a number of reasons — the market efficiency and performances, and productivity,” CEO Vishal Garg said at the beginning of the meeting. “If you’re on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off. Your employment here is terminated effective immediately,” Garg continued. Employees who have been laid off will receive one month’s pay and three months’ worth of benefits that will be in an email from human resources delivered to their personal email accounts. A laid-off employee from the Zoom call considers Garg’s method of terminating hundreds of employees as “harsh.” He shared that Garg “could have had a better way to go about it” and preferred it to be in individual rooms with human resources.