An engineer laid off after over 16 years at Google said 'faceless' tech giants see staff as '100% disposable'

An engineering manager laid off by Google said the tech giant sees staff as "100% disposable." Justin Moore said on LinkedIn that he was laid off through an automatic account

deactivation. Moore was one of 12,000 people affected by the company's mass layoff last week.  A Google engineer laid off after over 16 and a half years at the firm said the

tech giant views staff as "100% disposable," in a LinkedIn post. Justin Moore, an engineering manager at Google, was one of the 12,000 people affected by Google's layoff

last week. Moore wrote that he found out he had been laid off via an automated account deactivation at 3:00 a.m. He said he hadn't received any other "information" or

"communication" about being let go.  Even if he did receive communication, he is unable to access it because of the deactivation.  "This also just drives home that work is

not your life, and employers — especially big, faceless ones like Google — see you as 100% disposable," Moore wrote in the post. "Live life, not work."  Moore pointed

out that his experience at Google had been "(largely) wonderful" and that he was proud of the work he had done around the world. Moore started out as a senior software

engineer at the firm in 2006 and progressed to the position of software engineering manager in 2019, according to his LinkedIn profile. On Friday, Sundar Pichai, CEO of

Google's parent Alphabet, sent an email to staff saying it was laying off around 12,000 staff, roughly 6% of its global workforce. Pichai said he took "full responsibility for the

decisions that led us here."