"Like Being Hit When You're Down"

“Like Being Hit When You’re Down”

'Like A Slap In The Face': Google Engineer Laid Off Just After Leave For Mom's Death

Google has lower 12,000 jobs lately. (Representational picture)

New Delhi:

A software program engineer at present stated that being amongst employees laid off by tech large Google was “like being hit whenever you’re down”, as he obtained the sack simply 4 days after he’d returned from depart after his mom’s dying.  

“I used to be laid off from Google final week,” Tommy York wrote on the profession networking platform LinkedIn at present, “I came upon on my fourth day again from bereavement depart for my Mom, who died from most cancers in December.”

He stated that “in one other world” he would have written about how he used the depart to “undo months of tension, stress, and grief”. 

“Instead, I’m drained and dissatisfied. I’ve actually heard worse tales, together with layoffs of anticipating dad and mom and of Googlers on incapacity depart. But it nonetheless seems like a slap within the face, like being hit whenever you’re down,” his put up learn.

Google final week introduced it is making 12,000 roles redundant, changing into the most recent tech main to chop jobs after years of progress. Some of the employees realised they misplaced their jobs once they have been unable to entry the methods. Chief govt Sunder Pichai has burdened the cuts have been made after cautious consideration.


Mr York, whose LinkedIn profile says he joined Google in 2021, claimed that it was unclear how the layoffs have been decided.

He sought to search for a cause in his personal circumstances as his mom was identified with most cancers quickly after he joined: “Perhaps the 12 months I had might have nudged me extra in the direction of being laid off. I began at Google in December, 2021, and my Mom was identified with Stage IV pancreatic most cancers the next February, round when the formal orientation ended and I used to be placed on tasks.”

He did, nonetheless, conveyed that he had no regrets: “There will at all times be extra alternatives to work at thrilling corporations, however a mum or dad dies solely as soon as. I’m grateful that I spent the time and power I did with my Mom, and never overworking for an organization who may resolve on one chilly Friday morning that my badge does not work anymore.”

He additionally thanked Google for the “beneficiant severance package deal”, amongst different issues.

“Life goes on, and sometime this shall be a self-deprecating story instructed to amuse and entertain, one other impediment overcome,” the put up additional learn.

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