Amazon Employee Accidentally Catches the Moment She Gets Canned on Camera While Making TikTok Video

Amazon Employee Accidentally Catches the Moment She Gets Canned on Camera While Making TikTok Video

In a work world where the popular trends include quiet quitting, bare minimum Mondays, and other similar anti-work sentiments, there has been some concern over whether the workforce will become dangerously underproductive to the point where we can no longer continue to develop new innovative solutions to our civilization's many problems.

Whether this is a truly concerning trend or not is hotly debated, but there are certainly at least a few people out there who don't deserve their jobs due to their lack of commitment and their open rebellion against actually performing the work assigned to them. And some of these employees are getting what's coming to them in the form of layoffs as big tech and media companies scramble for ways to save money in a rapidly changing economic climate.

Some of these people, of course, are more visible to us than others. Many workers quietly go about their days avoiding the work they're supposed to be doing, but there is an increasing number of people who choose to post TikTok videos and other social media videos about what they're doing and why. "Day in the life" videos have become very popular for employees of workplaces with very liberal employee-friendly policies such as Google and Amazon, and they're often totally open about how much time they're wasting at work.

One such employee may now regret being so forthright on her social media accounts after she accidentally filmed something she wasn't expecting: the moment she found out she was being laid off from her job at Amazon.

Jen Lucas from Atlanta, Georgia, was in the middle of filming a Wes Anderson style day-in-the-life video of her work-from-home job when she was unexpectedly interrupted.

The video begins with all of Jen's morning routines: brewing a cup of coffee, brushing her teeth, turning on her computer to read her emails. But it's quickly cut short when she reads the email announcing she's being let go, and the shock is immediately evident on her face.

In a follow-up later on, Jen explained that she was especially surprised by the news because she had been working for the company for eight years and had been promoted twice in the last year. "I debated if I should even post this, but if you got laid off too just know you’re not alone," she wrote.

Luckily, if the video is to be believed, Jen appears to take the news rather well. After recovering from the initial intense emotions, she takes a mental health walk and begins to think of moving on to better things. We certainly hope she'll find the right job fit for her in the near future.

Whether or not Jen was let go because of anything related to her performance, we hope that her video will be a lesson to others who would like to keep their jobs; it's important to do your work, do it well, and keep your social media accounts professional (or private).

You can't always predict or prevent a layoff (they're not always performance-based), and you shouldn't burn yourself out trying to please everyone, but you can make yourself a less likely candidate for the chopping block by focusing on making yourself as valuable an asset as possible and going above and beyond when you can.

Check out the video below and let us know in the comments what you think about Jen's video and whether or not her layoff was warranted. Have you ever been in a situation like hers?

@sohltrain I debated if i should even post this, but if you got laid off too just know you’re not alone 💕🫂 #wesanderson #wesandersonaesthetic #layoffs #amazonlayoffs ♬ original sound - Hollyhunter101

Elizabeth Morey

Elizabeth Morey graduated summa cum laude from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI, where she dual majored in English Literature and Spanish with minors in Writing and Business Administration. She was a member of the school's Insignis Honors Society and the president of the literary honors society Lambda Iota Tau.

Some of Elizabeth's special interests include Spanish and English linguistics, modern grammar and spelling, and journalism. She has been writing professionally for more than five years and specializes in health topics such as breast cancer, autism, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Apart from her work at GreaterGood, she has also written art and culture articles for the Grand Rapids Magazine.

Elizabeth has lived in the beautiful Great Lakes State for most of her life but also loves to travel. She currently resides a short drive away from the dazzling shores of Lake Michigan with her beloved husband.

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