A Google Partner Services Program Manager named Nicole Tsai had been producing films on YouTube detailing "a day in my life" at the corporation.
On the other hand, Google's parent firm Alphabet stated on January 20 that it was laying off 12,000 workers. One of them just so happened to be Nicole.
The TikToker stated that she received a "really ominous" text message from her boss when she woke up in a popular video with over 4.2 million views.
Nicole claimed her boss told her to “check her email,” adding: “So I rushed downstairs to find out that I had lost access to basically everything,” including her work email and calendar.
She "honestly had no idea," the former Google employee said, that she would be one of the hundreds of others who lost their jobs.
“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,” she said.
After the video went viral, many TikTokers came forward and sympathized with Nicole and the other employees who had been laid off by tech-giant.
“Blows my mind how big [tech companies] like Google will always have endless revenue and still lay-off people. Just shows how little they care about their workers,” one user stated.
“It’s wild to me [that] companies as wealthy as Google do this. At the very least they should give a two-week notice and a generous severance package,” another added.