January 19th, 2024
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article featuring Moshe Cohen, Senior Lecturer of Management and Organizations, discussing the recent trend of publicizing being laid off.
Particularly on TikTok, individuals have used technology as an effort to control the narrative of how they became unemployed. With the intense emotions expressed and even live recordings of firings, these videos have become viral.
“What can people do to take back some power when they feel completely disempowered? One thing is to go public with what happened to them,” Cohen adds.
The article highlights potential risks and criticism associated with publicly sharing layoff experiences, such as the effect on one’s professional image.