Internet hails woman who says she got job with 50% hike, days after being fired

While hundreds of thousands of people continue to be affected by mass layoffs at tech giants amid a slowing economy, the internet has been impressed by a woman who claims to have received a letter just three days after she was laid off. A new job offer with a 50% raise. fired.

The user, @2020LawGrad, tweeted on Jan. 25 that she was fired after being told her personality didn’t “fit” despite her “excellent” job. The woman, whose profile mentioned she was a defense lawyer, added that her profession continued to “let her down”.

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On Jan. 29, she tweeted that she had found a work-at-home job with more paid time off and a 50% raise. “Life update: I was fired on Tuesday. On Friday, I got a job offer with a 50% raise, WFH option and more PTO,” she wrote. She thanked users for their empathetic messages throughout the week.

Lawyers also offer life advice to people who question themselves after listening to others. “It’s a reminder to always support yourself. (I’m saying this after a few days of wallowing in self-pity),” she added.

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Her tweet has garnered over 7 million views and 160,000 likes since it was shared. When a user asked if she had applied for the job before she was fired, she replied that the resume was submitted on the day she left the job, followed by three rounds of interviews over the next three days.

Many offered congratulations, with one user commenting: “Sometimes good things come together when good things fall apart”. Another compared it to his own life experience and wrote: “I’ve always believed that when one door closes another opens and have always believed that, all my life. You have to believe in yourself.”

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The tech sector has been in a downturn for the past few months, with several big tech companies, from Google to Meta, citing the “macroeconomic situation” as a reason to “lay off” staff as part of a “restructuring” campaign. In the latest round of layoffs, Dutch online marketplace OLX announced it would lay off 15% of its global workforce, or around 1,500 employees.


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