Activision Blizzard is sending gift cards that can be used on Battle Net to more than 50 employees fired earlier today.
Activision Blizzard announced that the company will lay off 50 people who schedule live events and e-sports events. An important name in the industry Jason Schreier now comes up with a very interesting claim. Allegedly dismissed and financially affected personnel were sent gift cards worth $ 200, which could be used in the store.
Activision Blizzard sent gift cards to employees who were out of business
Earlier today, Activision Blizzard reported that the company fired 50 employees working on live events and e-sports programs. Jason Schreier, on the other hand, brought to light the policy followed by the company for the employees who were dismissed and thus victimized. Unfortunately, layoffs are a common part of the industry. Studios generally increase the number of employees as the production of a game speeds up, and dismiss the personnel they recruit when the production is finished where.
Activision Blizzard, the creator of popular games such as Call of Duty, Hearthstone and Overwatch, is gaining a reputation for layoffs, even as its revenue has been breaking records for years. According to Schreier, many employees were affected by the layoffs, not just in the field of live events and esports. The company provides severance pay and medical assistance to these employees for 90 days, while at the same time sending the affected personnel $ 200 gift cards that they can use on Battle Net.
All this dismissal news comes in the third year that Activision Blizzard spoke of its financial success and also fired staff. Last year CEO Bobby KotickWas criticized by shareholders for his salary of $ 30 million in the 2019 fiscal year. Documents highlighting that Kotick’s earnings in the previous four years were $ 95.6 million were also revealed. With the current news on it “FireBobbyKotick The hashtag (Kick Bobby Kotick) “started to spread on Twitter.
More on today’s Activision Blizzard layoffs:
– Dozens of people at the whole company were impacted, not just in live events
– In addition to 90 days severance and a year of health benefits, laid-off staff received… $200 https://t.co/2AtmAWTUNz gift cardshttps://t.co/lkzUO33kXi
– Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) March 16, 2021
To the dismissed employees $ 200 gift cards available only for your own store The decision to give is a bit odd. Instead of paying rent or providing extra funds for people who have just lost their jobs, this decision seems to be making fun of them. The fact that the money given can only be used on Battle Net is quite funny, as it results in the money from the company entering the company again.
Dismissed staff alright Activision Blizzard may be a fan. However, the biggest problem for most of them right now should be to make a living instead of getting a cool weapon costume in Warzone. For this reason, the company, which is proud of its profit records, attracts reactions as it does.