Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared visibly irritated during an employee Q&A after an employee inquired about the company’s vacation options, which had been extended at the onset of the pandemic.
According to The Verge, who obtained a recording of the meeting, the inquirer asked if Meta Days – the extra time off allotted to workers in 2020 – would be extended into 2022.
“Um… all right,” the 38-year-old tech executive began, reportedly appearing noticeably frustrated. “Given my tone in the rest of the Q&A, you can probably imagine what my reaction to this is.” Mr Zuckerberg then confirmed that Meta Days would indeed be side-tracked after this year.
Before the floor opened to employees’ up-voted questions, Mr Zuckerberg had just finished laying into his staff, warning with intense vigour about how the economy was heading into one of the “worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history.” He also expounded on why the recently rebranded Facebook-turned-Meta would be freezing hiring in many areas.