Airbnb Was Like a Family, Until the Layoffs Started

Airbnb Was Like A Family

Source: Erin Griffith
Affiliation: New York Times

In this article, Erin Griffith depicts the conflict that occurred when Airbnb's company culture faced the realities of the global pandemic. Airbnb previously portrayed itself to its employees; however, that vision clashed with the reality of the need to lay off a significant number of employees at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article explores that tension and the employee reactions to the layoffs.

Keywords: Computer Science , Meaning of Work , Tech Ethics , Tech Industry