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'There's no shame in Losing Your job,' Former employees at Twitter, Meta Share about being laid off

via:网易科技     time:2022/11/24 14:02:20     readed:55

Companies like Facebook parent Meta and Twitter have recently made massive layoffs,Many former employees have flocked to TikTok to share their layoffs and network for future jobs.

“丢工作并不丢人” Twitter、Meta前员工在分享被裁经历

A TikTok user claiming to be a former Twitter employee posted a video inviting viewers. Get ready with me to see if I'm fired. . The video has been viewed more than half a million times and has 80,000 views. Give me a thumbs up. . Some even shared videos of when they were fired.

This simple act of publishing challenges the stereotype that people have. There is a general sense of shame and silence after being fired. . The posters said it helped them cope with the layoff experience, empathize with others in their situation and network for future employment.

Daza · Daizha Brown used to work on the marketing team, which promotes Facebook's services for small businesses. She posted on TikTok within an hour of receiving her dismissal notice.

In an interview, she said: I was stunned and couldn't believe it would show up in my inbox. ” She was referring to the email informing her that she had lost her job.

Mr. Brown, who lives in Seattle, is now using TikTok to document his life experiences in a series of videos called "The Days After Layoffs."

Brown said in the video: Reality has set in. This is my journey? I was ready to find out what I and others had been telling me. Something better. .But the hardest part is this. Live in the present. . I'm going to take it one step at a time. I know that my future self is cheering for me. ”

Most of the comments Brown has received have expressed support for her, with many following her updates. Brown says TikTok reminds you that you're not alone because of a quick search. Lay off employees. There are dozens of videos on how to cope with unemployment.

She said: If you cry every day, it can be very difficult. But you will also see that there are others who cry every day. This shows us that unemployment is not unique and that many people are going through the same thing. ”

Megan · Megan Arroyo was also laid off from Meta, where she worked in recruiting.

She said in an interview: When the cuts happen, I know 11,000 people will lose their jobs. So I'm not alone in experiencing a mixture of disappointment and sadness at losing my job and pride at having worked for such a great company. ”

Ms. Arroyo, who lives in Chicago, said she made a few friends after seeing people post TikTok-like videos.

Ms. Arroyo said the comments were overwhelmingly positive and kind, with people listing her as a friend on LinkedIn, the professional networking site, and offering to recommend her jobs.

But others are critical, arguing that talking about work online can be risky.For example, someone commented :“ Oh, you cried on the Internet. If I were the hiring manager, I would never hire you. ”Mrs Arroyo retorted: Okay, that would be great, but I really don't care. ”

Economic uncertainty is increasingly having an impact beyond the tech sector. Marjana · Marjana Maksuti, who worked at the university of New York. Global Citizen; She works in marketing for a nonprofit organization that aims to end extreme poverty, but she lost her position in New York last week.

Masutti said: There is a stigma attached to losing your job, and it can be one of the most stressful and lonely experiences we will ever face in our lives. But I do think it's really important for many people to share and be open about these experiences because it really brings people together and keeps them from feeling isolated. ”

Jordan · Jordan Gibbs was fired from Lyft's New York hiring team this month. She says she now posts daily videos to combat the numbness that comes with being emotionally overwhelmed.

Gibbs said in an interview: Basically, I have to find a way to get myself out of bed every day. If I try every day to film my life being fired, it will help me to really make progress and accomplish something. ” Since then, Gibbs has sent out dozens of resumes and interviewed with several companies, including TikTok itself.

Before November, Gibbs had about 1,000 followers, mostly friends, colleagues and other acquaintances.

But in the roughly two and a half weeks since she started Posting unemployment videos, that number has nearly tripled. She smiled and said: I don't want to be a celebrity, that's really not my style. But the impact of the unemployment video was beyond my expectation, it seemed that everyone was going through similar things, and many people found comfort and interest in my shooting. ”

Ever since Gibbs started sharing stories about unemployment,She has seen many of her friends in the tech industry share similar content, often with weekly updates.

Gibbs: While Twitter is like a place to vent your anger, Instagram is a perfect picture of your life, and there's something very special about the TikTok community that naturally draws people to it. ”

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