Williams-Sonoma CEO Fires Workers Via Conference Call Three Days Before Christmas

Outraged Williams-Sonoma workers captured a conference call in the video below as they erupted in surprise to a mass firing three days before Christmas.

Williams-Sonoma seems to have no problem paying its CEO, Laura Alber, a whopping $24 million. But when it comes to workers, it apparently has no money. Hmmm.

The New York Post reports:

“Williams-Sonoma fired scores of remote workers in a series of tense conference calls this week — a month before they expected their seasonal jobs to end, according to a report.

The upscale home goods giant fired remote employees who had worked for the retailer and its subsidiary brands Pottery Barn and West Elm, according to the Daily Mail, which cited a Tampa, Florida-based anonymous employee.

‘It’s awful, people are devastated,’ the fired worker told the publication. ‘I’m a single parent, I can no longer afford Christmas.’

A Williams-Sonoma spokeswoman said the firings took place in “small group meetings” of roughly 10 to 15 over the phone because all the seasonal workers involved were remote.

The anonymous fired employee disputed that, telling the publication that there were more than 100 people on the conference call when she was let go.”

For the rest of the story, visit the New York Post here.

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