Friday, January 20, 2023

Husband and wife use social media to discuss the layoff

Husband, wife deal with layoff on social media

 BENGALURU: People who have been affected by the tech layoffs are sharing their heartbreaking personal stories on social media.

In a LinkedIn post, Prashant Kamani, who had worked for Microsoft in the United States for 21 years and is among the 10,000 people the company plans to lay off, stated: I learned today that Microsoft has terminated my employment. I'm more grateful than anything else as I think about it today. After college, Microsoft was my first job, and I still remember feeling anxious and excited when I arrived in a new country, wondering what life had in store for me. After 21 years at Microsoft in a variety of roles and organizations, I can truly say that it has been very satisfying and rewarding. As a result, I've grown and learned a lot.

In response to Prashant's post, his wife, Kavita Krishnan Kamani, who is also a product leader at Microsoft, offered her support and reached out to her LinkedIn network to assist him in starting over. As we process this unwelcome milestone together, I wanted to extend his reach to my network for anyone hiring for a software engineering position. We met when we joined the MS computer science program, went on to defend our thesis together, became great friends, and decided to spend our lives together. Today, we talked about how to take advantage of this new chance to start over. She wrote, "I know he will be a tremendous asset to any organization."

Prashant and Kavita both graduated from St. Stephen's College in Delhi with degrees in mathematics and chemistry, respectively. After that, Prashant graduated from Savitribai Phule Pune University with a Master's degree in computer science. In 1999, Kamani joined Microsoft as a software design engineer, rising to the position of software development manager in 2016. Before returning to Microsoft as principal software development manager, he worked for Amazon for two years.

He wrote in his post about how the layoff affected his family: Even though I am aware that the news of today is equally traumatic for them, they remain steadfast and support me through this.

Microsoft has 18,000 employees in nine cities across India. According to sources, approximately 1,000 employees might be fired here. When asked to comment on this, Microsoft did not.

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