Google is laying off 12,000 employees
12,000 Google Employees to Bidding Farewell to the Search Giant
Google surprised the world on Monday when they announced their decision to layoff 12,000 employees. It’s a sad day for the tech giant and a difficult transition for the employees they are leaving behind.
What Does This Mean For Employees?
What are the effects going to be for the employees that are being laid off? Apart from the obvious of having to find a new job, these poor employees also have to face:
- Having to change their business cards to something less hip and impressive
- Saying goodbye to their colleagues that have become more like family to them
- Cancelling their company car that was maintained so well by Google
It’s really a difficult decision for the employees that they have to make – and not to mention the social meetings they will miss out on. No more free lunches or free experience days!
What Does This Mean For Google?
For Google, this layoff should not have a huge effect on their business. It will be an unfortunate cost-cutting exercise, but the impact to their services should be minimal. However, it will be interesting to see how Google will cope with the loss of 12,000 talented employees.
What Can We Learn From This?
The main thing that we can take away from this news is that no company or person is immune to change and instability, no matter how big or successful they are. We must then learn to adapt and be flexible to the changing environment, so that we can make the most of any situation that comes our way.
So, let’s raise a virtual toast to the 12,000 Google employees that are leaving the search giant, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.