Thursday, February 02, 2023 by Belle Carter
Many Big Tech companies have undergone massive retrenchment of employees, with analysts and industry experts pinning the blame on incorrect projections and misallocation of investments and funds.
It’s hard not to feel sorry for the tens of thousands of Big Tech employees who recently lost their jobs. However, the news site Revolver presented another angle to the layoffs that targeted mostly Zoomers and Millennials.
“Before you go feeling too sorry for these recently unemployed ‘hard workers,’ you might want to take a peek at what’s really going on inside these ‘Big Tech la la lands,'” the article stated. It then cited the TikTok trend dubbed as “Day in the Life.” Zoomers refers to members of Generation Z, or people born in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Millennials, on the other hand, refers to people born from 1981 to 1996.
Twitter user @MoonShotNews shared a video of a Google worker who worked for about “two minutes” and spent the rest of her day eating free food, playing games and taking a “well-deserved” snooze in a designated “nap pod.”
The account @Tulsabobjoe replied to the thread with: “You absolutely deserve to lose your job. Every one of you knows how outsourcing centers in low-income countries are supporting Google and the Tech industry. But you used your platform on TikTok to show your brunch, not their suffering. That’s a privilege.”
Another one said, “Wow these entitled barely working techs,” ending the tweet with a face with tears of joy emoji.
Revolver commented that these are the people influencing elections and lives through censorship, propaganda and cherry-picked news. “Furthermore, these humble-brag ‘Day in the Life’ videos have done nothing to help big tech’s sullied reputation as a haven for clueless, left-wing ding-a-lings and spoiled brats,” the article included.
Another two-part post featuring “brag videos” from an LA Google HQ employee had a plot twist at the end. The first TikTok video showcased a posh pet-friendly office, free delicious food and drinks, as well as wellness and relaxation facilities, while the second one was after the said employee was laid off. She just learned she was laid off and was wondering why it was like a “Russian roulette” game to be fired. “It was really random,” she said.
An account named Soccer Thoughts is not surprised to see that tech companies decided to target employees posting “Day in the Life” videos. “They embarrassed the whole industry and made regular working Americans hate them more,” it stressed.
Tech giants are not the only one firing employees, “left-wingers working in media” are also getting booted out,” the news outlet reported. Phoebe Gavin, former executive director of Talent and Development at Vox Media, tweeted back on Jan 21: “I was among the many talented professionals laid off by @voxmedia today. While I’m disappointed, I know I’ll be ok because this is not my first rodeo. (It’s my third, actually.) I’ve been preparing to get laid off ever since I took this job.”
When the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic happened and relegated people’s lives to mostly online communication and transactions, Silicon Valley giants scrambled to double their workforce numbers to keep up with the demand. And as the world eases out of public health mandates as COVID cases start to nosedive, the Big Tech firms are laying off excess employees, with more than 200,000 tech jobs deemed redundant. (Related: Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg fires more than 11K employees, takes blame for overestimating company’s growth prospects.)
“Analysts had been saying that Silicon Valley’s growth couldn’t go on forever. But still, the extent of the cuts is surprising many now,” said Carolina Milanesi, a consumer tech analyst for the research firm Creative Strategies.
Milanesi, meanwhile, emphasized that these companies are the most valuable firms and are also sitting on mountains of cash. “None of these companies obviously are on the brink of disappearance, but I do think they are doing what they can to prepare what might be to come, expecting some of their customers to pull back in spending,” she said.
At the end of the day, she added, people are, to some extent, dispensable, whereas the tech giants are not cutting down their research and development. “They need to keep an eye on making acquisitions, on the next big thing that can come and disrupt their business,” the expert explained.
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