TikTok user @joeyxpoey shared how she was retrenched a week before her birthday, which led to her feeling like she wasn’t good enough and didn’t dare to tell her family.
She said that it had been more than a month since she got laid off and she hasn’t told anyone about it, not even her own family.
She said that her retrenchment was unexpected, and she was remotely working from the US when she received the bad news.
Her manager had requested to have a one-on-one meeting with her, and she didn’t think too much about it because she knew her company had funding from huge, reputable companies.
She said that she is low in her self-confidence and the retrenchment affected her mental health, and she didn’t feel like doing anything on most days and feeling empty inside.
She said that she knows it’s not her fault, but life happens. But she also can’t help feeling like she isn’t good enough.
On her job hunt, she said that she hasn’t started applying for jobs because she is afraid of being retrenched again, adding that she doesn’t even dare to open LinkedIn these days.
@joeyxpoey let's talk about it #layoff #mentalhealth #tech #startup #web3 ♬ original sound – j👀ey