A man who worked as a recruiter at Google said he found himself fired from the tech giant midway through an interview last Friday.
In a LinkedIn post, Dan Lanigan-Ryan said he was interviewing a candidate when his phone was disconnected and he was locked out of the system.
“Unfortunately, I was fired from Google last Friday along with thousands of other people. “
A former Google employee called it a “dream job at a dream company.”
“Just over a year ago, I landed my dream job at my dream company. and nearly choked the poor dog who was celebrating,” he wrote.
In an interview with Business Insider, Ryan said he tried to access the company’s internal website during a phone call last Friday, but was unable to do so.
He said his email was blocked shortly after the company website became inaccessible.
“I was locked out of everything, and about 15 or 20 minutes later I found out on the news that Google had announced 12,000 layoffs,” Business Insider quoted him.
Google announced last week that it is making 12,000 roles redundant. Speculation about job cuts has swirled for months, but for some employees the layoffs still hit the system.
CEO Sundar Pichai stressed that the job cuts were made after careful consideration. “We have decided to reduce our workforce by approximately 12,000. We have already sent another email to affected US employees. will take even longer,” said Pichai. said in a statement.
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