By Divyanshi Sharma: Millions of people across the globe have lost their jobs in the blink of an eye in the last couple of months. The layoffs wave in the tech sector refuses to die down anytime soon as people are still waking up to dreadful layoffs mail that can turn their lives upside down in just a few minutes. The moment you get to know that you are being given the pink slip, you suddenly feel an uncertainty looming over you. And that is exactly what happened with a Meta employee who, like many others, lost her job recently and shared her story on LinkedIn in hopes of connecting with the right people.
Meta employee on losing her job
“And just like that, I have the privilege of sharing that today is my official last day at #Meta as a result of the most recent restructuring #layoffs. Sure it stings and with it comes the uncertainty that follows moments of transition, but the last nearly four years have been quite the ride personally and professionally,” she wrote at the beginning of her post.
The ex-Meta employee, who was working as a Senior Program Manager, then added that she has worked with some ‘brilliant humans’ during her stint at the company that make up ‘an exceptionally world-class learning and development team’. She then expressed gratitude for working with such amazing colleagues and partner that she ‘had the chance to engage with and will be forever changed for the better as a result of it’.
She concluded her post by writing that in her ‘post layoff’ time, she will rest, give some time to her family, and focus on being a mom. “I’m beyond excited to explore what might be next for me,” she added.
About Meta layoffs
Facebook-parent Meta announced its second round of layoffs, impacting 10,000 employees, in March this year.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an email to his employees, “This will be tough and there’s no way around that. It will mean saying goodbye to talented and passionate colleagues who have been part of our success. They’ve dedicated themselves to our mission and I’m personally grateful for all their efforts. We will support people in the same ways we have before and treat everyone with the gratitude they deserve.”
However, only 4,000 people got the layoff mail back then and the remaining 6,000 got to know about their fate in May. Previously, the company had fired 11,000 employees in 2022.