Google worker’s ‘day in the life’ TikTok shows her getting fired
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The concept of 'day in the life' is nothing new on social media, with it being popular online among viewers for a few years.
But a traditional version of the popular video usually involves a typical day of the job or a day exploring at the weekend - providing viewers with an insight into their lives.
Last week, Google's parent company Alphabet announced that it was cutting 12,000 jobs, affecting 6 percent of its global workforce.
Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said he took 'full responsibility' for the cuts, which has hit several tech companies recently.
But that doesn't stop the pain the people are feeling after being told they no longer have a job due to no fault of their own.
One of those is Nicole Tsai, a US TikToker who broke down in tears in the video where she documents the day she was laid off by Google.
She said: "So I woke up to this really ominous text from my boss and I honestly had no idea what it was going to be about so I called her the minute I woke up and saw this."
Tsai posted a screenshot of the text message, which read: "Hey Nicole feel free to give me a call."
The TikToker decided to call her boss as soon as she read the message, who then told her to check the news and read her emails.
But as Tsai went to log in, she discovered her emails and even calendar was not allowing access anymore.
The video quickly moves onto Tsai wiping tears away as she says: "I called my boss back and we just sobbed over the phone because she was also finding out about my layoff for the first time today, too."
Tsai then started talking to some of her colleagues to find out how many other people had been let go by Google.
She revealed that her departure was 'not performance-based' and that the way Google handled the layoffs was like a 'really bad game of Russian roulette'.
The TikToker logged into LinkedIn to discover that many people were in the same boat as she was, adding it made her feel a 'little less alone'.
Tsai added: "I spent so much of the day crying that I just felt so tired from being sad."
So, she tried improving her mood by heading over to Disneyland with her annual pass.
There, Tsai decided to 'eat my feelings' on two cinnamon churros, a teriyaki turkey leg, a rice crispy, and a corn dog.
She concluded the video saying: "I don’t really know what’s next for me but I’ll be vlogging my journey and posting more content about it."
UNILAD has contacted Google for comment.