No one likes to be taken by surprise, especially when it comes to something as important as job security. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to one Google engineer who found out she had been laid off while on vacation with her family. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how this former employee found out about her termination and the impact it had on her and other Google employees.
The engineer, who asked to remain anonymous, had been with Google for five years and was on vacation with her family when she got the news. She said she had not checked any of her work emails and found out about the layoff through a message her manager sent her on LinkedIn.
The engineer said her manager apologized in the message and informed her that her termination notice had been sent to her second personal email at 5:00 a.m. that she rarely checks. Insider verified her identity and termination by Google.
The engineer said that the way Google had executed the layoffs was “horrible” and that morale had already been low due to cuts to perks and increased pressure to perform. She also said that she had heard of a current employee who had avoided layoffs resigning in the aftermath because they were upset with the company’s handling of the matter.
This story serves as a reminder that layoffs can come at any time, even when you least expect it. It’s important to stay alert and aware of any changes that could be happening in your workplace, and to be prepared for the worst.