Google workers share what it life is like after being laid off

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Google employees who gained viral fame on TikTok by proudly showing off their aspirational workplaces now offer a raw and very candid insight into their new reality after being laid off.

TikToker Nicole Tsai, who worked at the company’s LA office, was one of those who used the platform to get a glimpse into her life as one of the tech giant’s employees.

Her enviable vlogs, which helped her grow her following to more than 36,000, had previously showcased Google themed meeting rooms, free lunches, and a speakeasy bar used during “happy hours.”

But her latest social media updates were much less glamorous after she was one of 12,000 employees laid off by the company.

TikToker Nicole Tsai, who worked at the company’s LA office, was one of those who used the platform to get a glimpse into her life as one of the tech giant’s employees

Nicole had shed light on what it was like behind the scenes at Google's LA office, previously used as an airplane hangar

The office had themed rooms, free lunches, and a speakeasy bar (pictured)

Nicole had shed light on what it was like behind the scenes at Google’s LA office (left), which was formerly used as an airplane hangar and featured a speakeasy bar (right)

In her early videos, Nicole had shed light on what it was like behind the scenes at Google’s LA office, which was previously used as an aircraft hangar.

The vlogger, who has been with the company since July 2021, gave a tour to show off the gravity and Peter Pan themed rooms, library, speakeasy bar, and arcade games, all of which are available to employees.

In another of her clips, she bragged about the office’s art installations, coffee shop, glitzy “confetti room,” full-body massage chairs, and gave a glimpse of the free lunches available to employees.

However, Nicole’s Google bubble burst amid the 12,000 layoffs, and in one of her latest TikToks, she documented discovering she was fired.

Entitled “A Day In My Life Getting Laid Off At Google,” Nicole provided a voiceover for the clip, saying, “I woke up to this really ominous text from my boss and I honestly had no idea what I was talking about.” was going to go, so I called her as soon as I woke up and saw…

Nicole's Google bubble burst during the 12,000 layoffs

In one of her last TikToks, she documented finding out she was fired

Nicole’s Google bubble burst amid the 12,000 layoffs, and in one of her latest TikToks she documented finding out she was laid off

“I hurried downstairs only to find out that I had lost access to basically everything. I couldn’t log into my email or even check my calendar.

“I called my boss back and we just sobbed on the phone because she too heard about my firing for the first time today.”

She continued, “It just felt like a really bad game of Russian Roulette and there was no consistency as to who was let go nor was it based on performance, so it was really random.”

Nicole concluded the video by admitting that she “didn’t really know what to expect,” but told viewers she would continue to document her journey.

But Nicole isn’t the only TikTok user to share videos before and after the layoff announcement.

Vlogger Cedoni Francis, who has more than 230,000 followers on TikTok, had shared clips from her time at Google's New York office

Vlogger Cedoni Francis, who has more than 230,000 followers on TikTok, had shared clips from her time at Google’s New York office

The video showed her preparing breakfast for her at the office

Cedoni then headed to the company's own wellness center

The video showed her having breakfast at the office (left) and visiting the on-site wellness center (right)

Vlogger Cedoni Francis, who has more than 230,000 followers on TikTok, had shared clips from her time at Google’s New York office.

In her clip titled “Day In My Life: Office Addition,” the 24-year-old said she arrived in time to have breakfast prepared for her at the office, consisting of French toast and a creme fraiche egg scramble.

She then filmed herself working on projects from her laptop before saying she started feeling unwell.

Cedoni then demonstrated one of the other benefits of working for Google when she headed to the company’s own wellness center.

The ad recently posted on the platform to address the layoffs

She had been with the company for three years,

The creative, who had been with the company for three years, recently posted to the platform addressing the layoffs

But the creative, who had been with the company for three years, recently posted to the platform to address the layoffs.

Sitting at home and speaking directly to the camera, she said, “My entire team has been fired from Google. The writing has been on the wall for a long time…

“Firings were not based on performance. I got an “Exceeds Expectations” on my last performance review…it was strictly speaking just for people to go because the company needed to save money.

“The layoffs not only affected people at my level, there were also VPs and directors who were laid off.”

Cedoni was keen to stress that she “expressed no anger or sadness” throughout the process, as she knows it will be “perfectly fine.”

She added that she is financially stable and said she was still considering resigning from the company before the news broke.

Google announced it would lay off 12,000 people on Friday — equivalent to about six percent of its workforce.

It’s just the latest tech company to announce cost-cutting measures, including Meta, Twitter, Amazon, and Microsoft that laid off employees.

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