A former Microsoft employee who worked at the tech giant for eight years has shared that his entire team was laid off this week. This comes nearly two months after Microsoft announced earlier that it would cut 10,000 jobs by the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2023.
Vandan Kaushik served as a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft. In a LinkedIn post, he detailed his time at the company and said being fired was difficult for him.
Mr. Kaushik wrote, “Like many of my colleagues, I and my team had a tough start to the week. My entire team was terminated this week as part of the Microsoft layoffs. “Although I had prepared for the possibility, it was still difficult to hear the news”, he said.
The former Microsoft employee said his eight-year journey that came to an abrupt end “has been extremely rewarding”.
Vandan Kaushik talked about his multiple positions at the company and said that he has “thoroughly enjoyed my ride”.
Reflecting on the moment he learned of the removal, Mr. Kaushik said, “The immediate leadership response was not to complete the transition but to check in on each other and make sure we were all okay.” are doing”.
He said it was “soothing” that those largely unaffected by the layoffs showed empathy and sympathy for him and his team. “In my two decades of work, I have rarely seen such a positive and supportive attitude from colleagues and the leadership team. And for that I am truly grateful and grateful!” Mr. Kaushik wrote.
Further, Vandan Kaushik said that he will now think about his next steps and work on improving his skills.
In January this year, Microsoft announced its plans to lay off 10,000 employees as the company grapples with a downturn in the computer market. That same month, the tech giant announced, in a company blog post, its “multi-year, multibillion dollar investment” in OpenAI, the research lab that developed the chatbot ChatGPT.
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