Program manager Katherine Wong shared her harrowing experience in a lengthy post on LinkedIn. He told that he was thrown out by the company even after a positive performance review. Catherine wrote, the first thought that came to my mind was why me, that too now. I could not digest this news, that too at a time when my work was found to be correct. As a PGM, my first responsibility is planning, but this is the most difficult project, its timing is also very wrong. It is almost impossible for me to find a job at 34 weeks pregnant when I am about to go on leave.
hard to handle shaky hands
Catherine said that people are expressing their concern about my child and me. I have never let my negative thoughts get the better of me. But I could not control my trembling hands. I love Google very much, especially my team, I feel like my family. I am thankful that my team is standing by me. I am proud to work with such a team, it is giving me positive energy in such difficult times. I want to keep myself available for work, but at the moment I need to focus on my pregnancy so that my baby is born healthy. That would be my biggest achievement.
Sundar Pichai defended the decision
It is worth noting that on January 20, Alphabet has announced the retrenchment of 12000 i.e. about 6 percent of its employees. In the mail sent by Sundar Pichai to the employees, he has taken responsibility for this decision. He said that we want to increase our focus, reduce the expenditure. Employees will be fully supported in their search for a new job. The company will pay the entire notice period to its employees. The company will also give 80 per cent advance bonus to eligible employees.