There’s a whole category of influencers making a name for themselves using the “Day in My Life” format on TikTok. In these videos, employees take viewers on a journey through their entire day, from morning to night. Tech workers who use this format to showcase their lavish lifestyle have become especially popular on the platform.
One such TikToker is a former California-based Google employee named Nicole, who would often give her followers a day job at the tech giant.
@nicolesdailyvlog Episode 4 | A day in my life working from Google LA #dayinthelifevlog #dayinmylife #day in the life #daily routine #work routine #techgirlie #techgirl ♬ kill bill by sza – lyrics en traduções.
However, her most recent video has gone viral for its brutal honesty and comedic twist on what could have been a traumatic event – the day she was fired from the company.
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The clip, now viewed more than 4.5 million times, begins with the TikToker receiving an “ominous” text from her boss telling her to check her email and the news, showing an article explaining that the company had its largest round of layoffs in history.
Nicole then says she was immediately disconnected and locked out of her internal Google systems before calling her boss back and having a good old fashioned crying session – she claims they were both let go at the same time.
@nicolesdailyvlog The layoffs at Google weren’t as I expected to start 2023, but I know it’s only from here #techfired #googlelayoffs #techgirl #business #techvlog #dayinmylife #techlayoffs2023 ♬ Flowers – Miley Cyrus
“I think the worst part is that it seems like no one was consulted about this decision, and everyone just found out about the layoffs at the same time,” Nicole told viewers, explaining that she and other former colleagues all started to feel talk to another to find out who was suspended. “It just felt like a really bad game of Russian Roulette, and there was no consistency as to who was let go. It wasn’t performance based either, so it just felt very random.”
After scrolling LinkedIn to see more news about laid-off employees, Nicole treated herself to a trip to Disneyland where she could “eat” [her] feelings” and take her mind off the news.
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Viewers in the comment section were outraged on behalf of the fired employee, asking if it was even legal and offering their condolences.
“I’m sorry to hear that,” one viewer offered. “They clearly don’t value employees if they don’t even consult prior to layoffs.”
“I still can’t believe it all happened the way it did,” said another. “For a company that preaches employee culture, I’m shocked!”
Nicole was one of about 12,000 employees laid off last Friday in a mass layoff at Google.
“The fact that these changes will affect the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and I take full responsibility for the decisions that have led us here,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a statement. a memo to employees last Friday morning. “While this transition won’t be easy, we’re going to support employees as they look for their next opportunity.”
That’s Google’s parent company, Alphabet expected to report fourth quarter 2022 results on February 2.