Uber's a dick to not give any runway time

Facebook rYhu00
7d 33 Comments

I mean it sucks for everyone, but more so for hard working employees on H1B. Since they were not given any runway, they have less than 60 days to prep, find a job, get the legal transfer processes done AND start working... or go back to their home countries.

They should have at least kept them on payroll for a month or two to give them more time to find a job.

edit: it is pointed out to me that there is no runway generally during a layoff.

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TOP 33 Comments
  • Amazon Dr. Jones
    Uber is a business, not a charity. Employees always fall into the trap of thinking their employers actually care about anything other than making a profit from their work.
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    • Amazon Dr. Jones
      Amazon generally gives heads up for PIPs, that’s not the same as layoffs. Almost no one gives heads-up for layoffs. My statement is based on working in this industry 10+ years and not just my experience at Amazon.
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    • Adobe mercury10
      I was in a Microsoft layoff a ways back. Stayed on payroll for 2 months + 1 month severance. Plus they paid my cobra premium for like 8 months.
      7d
    • Amazon Dr. Jones
      That’s an exception, I’ve been laid off 3 times and not once was anyone kept on the payroll. Severance is standard, being kept on the payroll is not.
      7d
    • Facebook rYhu00
      OP
      I see. And they don't keep you on pay roll too!?
      7d
    • Apple ld24a0743
      I’ve never heard of amazon doing this. All layoffs I’ve seen at amazon were telling employees they have 3(?) months to find a new job before getting laid off (preferably internal transfer). Layoffs at amazon aren’t due to financial problems though, it’s just some projects getting scrapped and needing to shuffle those people around.
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  • New qsbpg
    To be honest, everyone knows Uber's culture from the beginning.
    7d 0
  • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
    😨 So no buffer time? Just instant firing and packing?
    7d 6
    • Google / Mgmt hoooli.xyz
      Wow that's brutal!
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    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      OMFG
      7d
    • Uber Uberer
      Fake news. They are on payroll until end of next month
      7d
    • Google ohboy!
      @rYu00 are you at Uber or FB ?
      7d
    • Facebook rYhu00
      OP
      FB.
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  • LinkedIn / Eng tLAD50
    Companies don’t do this. They’re not going to wait around for you to fuck up their systems or steal their IP knowing you’ll be terminated on date X. Every place I know of does the instant layoff and walkout.
    7d 3
    • Facebook rYhu00
      OP
      Heard of PIP? I know LinkedIn warns folks in advance too. You should check.
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    • Amazon Dr. Jones
      PIP isn’t the same! PIP = you f’d up Layoffs = the company f’d up
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    • Goldman Sachs gACr23
      I think the heads up may not have to be specific date/time, it can also be how the overall business or team outlook might be in the upcoming months, at least after IPO they should have given some kind of heads up/indicators.
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  • Twitter bpdi57394
    Likely due to California Warn act, you maybe walked out the bldg , but you get 60days notice/ paid employment plus whatever extra severance the company chooses to give you.
    7d 2
    • Oracle anon@3
      This. They got 60 days WARN act. Still on payroll for 60 days
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    • Facebook rYhu00
      OP
      Thanks!

      I hope that's true. I'll inform the few I know who were told they have 60 days to find a job by their lawyers starting yesterday.
      7d
  • Pandora Pwft78
    OP could have stopped after the third word.
    7d 0
  • Goldman Sachs gACr23
    I read on a post they were given reverence and also kept on payroll? If not that really blows
    7d 2
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      Severance = 💰. But if they don’t keep the employment the visa crisis is there
      7d
    • Facebook rYhu00
      OP
      Severance is obvious. It takes like 2 weeks at the minimum just to get an H1B transfer receipt only after which a new employer can initiate on boarding. USCIS can take longer and don't have to give a shit. They literally have less than 6 weeks to do everything a job search process needs.
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  • Flagged by the community.

    • Facebook rYhu00
      OP
      You think Uber hires mediocre engineers?
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  • Amazon / Eng HoXw11
    If my understanding is correct, Twitter did the same thing back in 2016. Though I didn't ask for the detail, some of my friends needed to go back to their home countries (of course some of them had a family).
    7d 0
  • Facebook public2
    It is public knowledge that uber loses over a billion dollars every month. Everyone knew this...
    7d 0