The problem for employees is if they aren't being paid and aren't being fired, the only option for most is to quit. However, if they quit, they aren't able to apply for unemployment benefits. On the call, the co-founder says he didn't realize that. "If that impacts you, you can email me," he tells employees, promising to "circle back up" on the issue. "The last thing I want to do is put anybody in a bad position."
In addition to the abysmal news for employees, the call starts with McFarland discussing a "preservation notice." Employees are instructed to not delete emails or files from company accounts, likely in connection with the many lawsuits reportedly filed against Fyre, including a $100 million class-action lawsuit.
Toward the end of the call one employee is heard to ominously ask, "Billy, should we have any concern about the FBI?"
"I don't know. I think that's an individual thing," he responds. "The company has council, who I'm happy to loop everybody in with."
Vice reports that most employees quit over the weekend or on Monday. Listen to the full call here.