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Sacked Google India worker equates being fired to a bad break up

A Google India worker who was among more than 400 terminated employees which got laid off last month, took to LinkedIn to share his plight, in which he described the feeling of losing the job same as a "breakup". Priyang Davey, a Creative Lead for APAC GTM Creative Works at Google in Mumbai, who worked for nine months, wrote on LinkedIn: "My last couple of weeks have been pretty eventful. I got a new Bluetooth speaker, watched the night manager which was not that bad, and oh also! I got laid off from Google." "It`s like…

Dallas Morning News Reporter Fired for ‘Bruh’ Tweet at Mayor

Graphic: Jody Serrano / GizmodoA reporter says she was fired by her paper after calling the mayor of Dallas “bruh” on Twitter, a comment the news outlet claimed violated its social media policy.Meghan Mangrum, now formerly a reporter for The Dallas Morning News,sent out what she thought was a harmless but firm tweet standing up to Mayor Eric Johnson, D Magazine reported. In mid-February, Johnson slammed local and national media outlets for not reporting on the decrease in violent crime in the city. An increase in violent

Activision fired staff for using ‘strong language’ about remote work policy: Union

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard (source: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)"Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard Inc has been accused by a union of illegally firing two video game testers for using "strong language" in a protest of a new company policy that limits remote work. The Communication Workers of America (CWA) said it filed a complaint with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday seeking to have the workers reinstated. The case is the latest the union has brought to the labour board as part of a campaign…

200 Apex Legends testers reportedly fired in abrupt Zoom call – Destructoid

Baton Rouge studio decimated in shock announcement Electronic Arts has reportedly fired the testing team for its blockbuster hero shooter Apex Legends — According to a report by Kotaku, the publisher released the entirety of its Baton Rouge-based testing team — believed to be some 200 workers — in an ‘out of the blue’ Zoom call held yesterday. News of the layoffs came suddenly when affected employees took to social media, understandably stunned and upset at the event. According to other former workers, speaking…

Over 17,400 tech employees have been fired globally in February till now

The tech layoffs that started in early January are here to stay because it has been reported that more than 17,400 employees in the tech industry have lost their jobs in February around the world till now as many Indian workers in India have received the pink slip. In 2023 so far, around 340 companies have laid off more than 1.10 lakh employees worldwide, and there appears to be no respite from job cuts. Major companies which commenced layoffs this month include Yahoo, BYJU`s, GoDaddy, GitHub, eBay, Autodesk, OLX…

Shots Are Fired As Marvel Fans Out The MCU Stars They Think Are Fake Comic Book Readers

Photo via Marvel Studios Not everyone is convinced that all the stars who play heroes and villains in MCU movies actually read the comic books. An MCU fan altered a photo panel featuring some of the biggest stars in the MCU and divided them into groups of those who they believe genuinely read Marvel Comics and those who, well, don’t. Charlie Cox, Anson Mount, Henry Cavill, Jon Bernthal, Chadwick Boseman, and Andrew Garfield all made the grade. However, the fan was unconvinced that Jonathan Majors, Benedict…

Tesla Workers Fired in Alleged Retaliation Following Union Push

Tesla employees working on the company’s Autopilot function began announced the union push earlier this week, seeking better pay, job security, and protection against retaliation from Tesla. Image: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images)In the wake of a union push that began to pick up steam this week, Tesla Workers United working with the company’s Autopilot function at Tesla’s Buffalo Gigafactory are claiming that they were fired by the Elon Musk-owned company in retaliation for their unionization efforts.Bloomberg says that the

Group: Tesla workers fired after union push at NY plant

Several employees at a Tesla factory in New York have been fired a day after launching union organizing efforts, according to Tesla Workers United.The workers at the Buffalo plant received an email Wednesday evening updating them on a new policy that prohibits them from recording workplace meetings without all participants' permission, the group said in a release Thursday. It said that such restrictions violate federal labor law and flouts New York's one-party consent law to record conversations. “We're angry. This

Tesla defends itself against allegations that it fired employees over union push

Tesla has released a blog post defending itself against allegations that it fired employees at Gigafactory New York over a push to unionize. As we reported earlier this week, workers doing Autopilot data annotation at Gigafactory New York announced their intent to unionize. Yesterday, the organizers behind the unionization effort filed a complaint with the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claiming that Tesla fired dozens of employees at the plant in retaliation for the union…

Tesla fired New York workers ‘in retaliation for union activity,’ complaint alleges

Earlier this week, it was reported that Tesla workers in the company's Buffalo, New York Autopilot facility had sent a letter to CEO Elon Musk stating their attention to unionize. Now, organizers at the same location are accusing the company of illegally terminating employees "in retaliation for union activity and to discourage union activity," Bloomberg has reported.  In a filing with the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Workers United union accused Tesla of attempting to discourage its organizing…