The Week contest: Sacked on Zoom
This week's question: The CEO of online mortgage lender Better.com has been accused of conducting the worst ever mass layoff, after he told 900 workers on a Zoom call that he had some "not great news" and that he would try not to cry. If a business consultant were to write a book of tips on how to fire people by Zoom, what should it be titled?
THE WINNER: "How to Mute Your Employees, Permanently"
Andrew Potter, Waynesville, N.C.
SECOND PLACE: "Lower the Boom on Zoom"
Kim O'Hair, Elk Grove, Calif.
THIRD PLACE: "Wi-Firing"
Jeff Spengler, Colchester, Vt.
"How to Broom by Zoom"
Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pa.
Christopher Lirely, Occidental, Calif.
"The App-rentice: You're Fired"
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vt.
"How to Can by Cam"
Cessaly D. Hutchinson, Coronado, Calif.
"The Elephant in the Zoom"
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh
"Slay Per View"
Janine Witte, Doylestown, Pa.
"FaceTime and Punishment"
Loren Woodson Noblitt, Zionsville, Ind.
"Smile, You're on Canned Camera"
Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Fla.
"Zoom. Boom. Good-bye"
Lou Franzini, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.