The emotional ‘day in the life’ video of a Google employee being fired went viral on TikTok because it captured her heartbreak after she found out she One of 12,000 workers laid off by The tech giant earlier this week.
Nicole Tsai, a TikTok vlogger based in Southern California, weeps in the video as she recounts “a day in my life.” They are being laid off at Google.”
Tsai says A 90-second clip has been uploaded on Sunday, which has been viewed more than 4.6 million times by TikTok users through Friday.
She posted a screenshot of the text message that read: “Hi Nicole, feel free to contact me.”
In the clip, Tsai says her boss told her to “check the news and email.”
When Tsai tried to log into her work email and calendar, she was met with a message that read: “You don’t have access.”
Tsai’s clip then posted a picture of her wiping away tears as she said, “I called my boss again and we were just crying on the phone.” Because she was also finding out about my layoff For the first time today too.”
The video then shows screenshots of text messages Tsai sent and received to people on her team and others within the company who were also told they were out of work.
Tsai echoes a similar complaint by laid-off employees who were quoted in media as saying the decision on who to fire was “not performance-based”.
She says she logged into LinkedIn and noticed others “in the same boat” as her who were also laid off. The experience of logging into LinkedIn and reading about laying off others “hasn’t been great for my mental health,” she says.
“I spent so much of the day crying that I was so tired of the grief,” says Tsai. So she used her annual Disneyland pass and headed to the park to “eat my feelings.”
Tsai tells how she devoured two cinnamon churros, a teriyaki turkey leg, crispy rice, and a corn dog.
“I don’t really know what’s next for me, but I will be blogging about my journey and posting more content about it,” she says.
Before getting the axe, Tsai had posted regular “day in the life” videos for Google, which have become popular among tech employees in recent years.
The Post requested comment from Google.
During a tense everyone’s meeting earlier this week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was bombarded with questions from anxious employees who feared more layoffs were afoot.
Pichai denied the layoffs were random and urged his accusers to stay focused on their jobs while the company navigates difficult economic terrain that has forced other tech giants to cull workers.
“I understand that you are worried about what comes next for your business,” Pichai said.
Pichai acknowledges that “it was also very sad to lose some really good colleagues across the company.”
“For those of you outside the United States, the delay in being able to make and communicate decisions about roles in your area is undoubtedly cause for concern,” said the CEO.
else Tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter, Meta, and Snap We also have layoffs of large numbers of employees in recent months.