This week, McDonald's told corporate employees,

who usually work from an office at least three days a week,

to work from home. DealBook hears there were plans to lay off hundreds of staff,

And the company preferred to deliver its news virtually.

McDonald's isn't the only company tweaking the layoff playbook.

In January, Google laid off thousands via email.

and Mark Zuckerberg, C.E.O. Meta's, last month announced plans to drastically cut the 2,000-word memo,

explaining that Meta employees wanted "more transparency into any restructuring plans as soon as possible."

Like many work norms, how to sack people in the wake of the pandemic,

it's being rewritten, when downsizing companies often have Slack,