Bengaluru IT Employees Is Fired Because He Shared Recession News On Twitter (X)


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Feb 13, 2024


A software engineer at Forma was laid off only 24 hours after expressing his concerns about the tech industry on social media.

Bengaluru Techie Is Fired Because He Shared Recession News On Twitter (X)

As per reports, he was fired off simply because he talked about the state of the tech industry on X (formerly Twitter).

Read on to find out what went down!

Software Techie Fired A Day After Tweeting About Concerns

Jishnu Mohan, a software engineer at Forma (formerly Twic) was laid off only after 24 hours after he talked about his concerns about the tech industry on X.

His tweet said, “The whole recession situation in tech is making me uneasy. Maybe at the lowest confidence level in my career.” He tweeted this on February 7 and he was laid off on February 8.

He has worked with Forma for four years but was laid off for a larger company restructuring.

His tweet ironically reflects his apprehension about recessionary trends in the tech sector. He also talked about his decreased confidence in his career.

After he got laid off, Mohan took to Twitter to appeal for job opportunities, where he thankfully got quick responses that offered leads and assistance with forwarding his resume. 

Cisco, Google and Others Fire Employees

We reported yesterday that leading network solutions provider Cisco is set to undertake substantial job cuts totaling in the thousands in the coming week. As per sources privy to restructuring plans, the move intends realigning the 85,000 strong workforce towards high-potential business verticals in a challenging macro climate.

Additionally, Google layoffs have affected over 12,000 employees and further incurred $2.1 billion (around ₹17,500 crore) in severance and related expenses during 2023.

This all started when Alphabet announced plans to cut 12,000 jobs during January 2023, almost forming 6 percent of its global workforce. So far, this is the biggest layoff in the history of Google.

Citigroup unveiled plans on Friday to eliminate 20,000 jobs globally over 2023 and 2024, representing nearly 10% of its workforce, as the banking giant pursues a sweeping corporate reorganization.


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