Being employed implies the risk of losing the source of income at any time, sometimes as a result of a downsizing. There are many ways to tell a worker that they will no longer be part of the company, some more controversial than others. Such is the case of a tiktoker that aroused the indignation of Internet users, by exposing on video the “insensitive” way in which she was fired.
“In honor of the settlement of my severance check. Enjoy the fastest layoff ever,” she wrote the TikTok user @quartsizemasonjar at the bottom of his viral video.
In the clip, the woman identified as ‘ori’ He explains that he had a “hunch” when his boss asked him to enter a video call. Sensing that something was wrong, she turned on her cell phone camera and started recording.
Upon connecting, he noticed that the person in charge of Human Resources (HR), and immediately knew what would happen. After a cool greeting, the boss thanked her for agreeing to the last-minute virtual meeting, and bluntly delivered the bad news.
“In fact, I am here to inform you that today is your last day. We have determined that this is no longer a critical role for the company and we are eliminating the position. We very much appreciate all the work that she has put in during her time here,” the woman said, her tone so nonchalant that she seemed to be reading a script.
“Your accounts will be closed during the meeting and you will no longer have access to any company-owned systems,” he added. Ori didn’t even have time to respond before his superior dropped the call, leaving HR to handle the rest.
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The young woman, who recorded and explained all her reactions, told her colleague that this situation took her by surprise. She noted that, strangely, the day before she had a positive conversation with her boss. “This was not planned or expected…”, said the now unemployed woman. “I’m not going to lie, this really sucks,” she added.
The HR representative was a bit more empathetic. Noticing the bewilderment of his now former employee, he offered to answer questions and they had a brief conversation.
“I understand. Well take your time, I know this is a lot. Review the information we send you and we will be happy to help you in any way we can from here on out,” said the administrator.
that lousy way of managing a downsizing caused controversy
Netizens were quick to show their support for the tiktoker and express their anger at how she was removed from her post.
“I just got PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) from this”, “I’m so sorry, getting fired without notice is the worst”, “Why was she so casual about it? And then she leaves immediately after? ”,“ Why do we have to notify two weeks in advance when they can get rid of an area at will ”, were some comments on networks, collects Daily Dot.
Others stressed that it is not worth “putting on the shirt” of a company, never.
“This is why people need to learn NOT to show loyalty to their workplace, always do the bare minimum, and never give notice if you quit,” someone noted. “The one thing I made sure my now-adult daughter understood before getting a job is that her employer is not her friend. The company will always come first and HR does not look out for your interests,” another person added.
The user deleted the original video but, as we well know, nothing completely disappears from the internet, and media like The nation they have resumed it.
What entrepreneur, business owner, entrepreneur, boss or staff of Human Resourcesthe key to handling a downsizing or any layoff, is to understand that You are not just firing an employee: you are changing the life, plans and professional perspective of a human being who deserves all your respect and empathy..
In addition to granting a fair liquidation according to the lawemployers must ensure that dismissals are carried out humanely. They must seek do not damage the relationship with the future workerbecause you never know if they will need it again or if the event may affect the reputation of the company.
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