A Meta employee recently revealed that she barely had anything to do during her six-month stint at the company while raking in an annual salary of $190,000 (about Rs 1.5 crore).
Madelyn Machado, a former recruiter at Meta, went viral on TikTok after she described how the staff had nothing to do, especially in the recruiting space. In the video titled 'Getting paid $190K to do nothing at Meta,' she informed her viewers that the tech giant's approach to work 'blew my mind' and she "didn't do sh**" during her six-month stint at the company, Daily Mail reported.
Machado explained that despite being a recruiter or an HR staffer, she was told by her bosses she wasn't expected to do that during her initial months at Meta. "We weren’t expected to hire anybody for the first six months, even the first year. This is something they tell you when you start," she said in the video.
But, Machado's plans to "ride this out for a year" did not work out as she worked for the tech giant from September 2021 until February 2022 according to her LinkedIn profile.
After her video went viral, Machado claimed that she received some backlash from people calling her lazy and "skating through life". She then uploaded another video and shared a note on LinkedIn to clear the air.
"I posted a video, that has gone viral on the wrong side of TikTok. Where I stated in my six months at Meta, I wasn’t expected to hire anyone and I didn’t do anything other than learn for the first six months," she shared on LinkedIn.
Earlier this month, Meta announced its second round of layoffs to impact 10,000 employees. This comes months after the tech giant cut off 11,000 jobs as part of a wider restructuring.
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