Microsoft employee loses job after a year of joining, says layoffs have nothing to do with capabilities
Microsoft laid off over 200 employees in a fresh round of layoffs. An impacted employee shared his story on LinkedIn and wrote that layoffs shouldn’t be taken personally.
Microsoft laid off 276 employees recently.
A Microsoft employee lost his job after a year of joining.
He says that the layoffs have nothing to do with a person’s capability.
The last few months have been rough on millions of techies across the globe who lost their jobs as part of large-scale layoffs carried out at various companies. IT giants like Amazon, Google, Meta, Twitter and Microsoft, among others, laid off millions of employees to cut costs, grapple with economic conditions, and more. Job-search platforms like LinkedIn and Naukri.com are full of posts from people who were impacted by layoffs at their organisation. While some people manage to maintain a calm demeanour during the layoffs and take it like a decision that the company had to take, others tend to take things to the heart. Some people also revealed how emotional the entire layoff process has been for them.
Ex-Microsoft employee on losing his job
Amidst this, a Microsoft employee who lost his job in the company’s latest round of layoffs, shared on LinkedIn how it was his last day at the company. He also asked people to remember that layoffs have nothing to do with a person’s capabilities. He also mentioned how he had just completed a year at the company and that it was ‘an amazing year with an amazing team’.
His LinkedIn post reads, “After an amazing year with an amazing team. I thank each of you for allowing me to lead and motivate you to our united common goal. Like many others I have been impacted by recent layoffs. Today is my last day with Microsoft, which brings me great sadness. It has been a journey navigating and championing the education tech space. It has been a joy connecting with all the brilliant individuals within the organization.
“To those impacted: take a moment to breathe and center yourselves. Please remember that this has 0% to do with your capabilities.
“Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my journey at Microsoft, whether as a mentor, colleague, or a friend. As I embark on a new chapter, I am excited for what lies ahead and look forward to staying connected with this incredible community.”
Microsoft announces new round of layoffs
As per a GeekWire report, 276 people have been impacted by Microsoft’s recent round of layoffs. The impacted employees reportedly belonged to customer service, support, and sales departments. 66 of these employees were working remotely.
Talking about the layoffs, a spokesperson told CNBC, “Organisational and workforce adjustments are a necessary and regular part of managing our business. We will continue to prioritise and invest in strategic growth areas for our future and in support of our customers and partners.”
Microsoft, in January this year, had announced laying off 10,000 employees. CEO Satya Nadella, in an email to employees announcing the layoffs, wrote that the company is letting go of employees because of “macroeconomic conditions and changing customer priorities.”