Meh.Google is a public listed company, thus any news regarding its operations affects stock price. There is no other way to do it, you drop the news almost at the same time to everyone.
I've always worked for publicly traded companies and the 'tightest' timeline from layoffs to public announcement was having all the stuff wrapped up by noon and then announced after the NYSE closed.
Longest lead time was 3 months.
Also in this scenario the 'meetings notices' went out like a week earlier. It was just a matter if you're going to be in the meeting by the time it starts.
It's absolutely absurd to send out an early, early AM email to have a mandatory meeting at 830AM that same day, in the middle of the week, not aligned with a quarterly earnings report, that you're all being let go.
Absolutely screams mismanagement and neglect.
And this is the second time the same thing happened.
I blame Phil.