New Delhi. Microsoft layoff has decided to lay off 10,000 employees. This number is five percent of its total employees. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said in a letter to the employees that the layoffs have been done keeping in mind the long-term goals. Social media platforms were abuzz with stories of layoffs as Microsoft announced layoffs on Wednesday. Every employee fired by Microsoft has a different story to tell. The company has also removed such employees, who were associated with the company for a long time.
The name of Indian Prashant Kamani, who has been working at Microsoft for 21 years, is also on the list of Microsoft’s retrenchment. The post written by Kamani on LinkedIn after being fired is now going viral on social media. In the post, Kamani has given an emotional description of his time spent at Microsoft.
Started as a Software Design Engineer
Prashant Kamani, based in Seattle, started his career at Microsoft in 1999 as a Software Design Engineer. This was his first job after college. Working at Microsoft for 15 consecutive years, he reached the position of Software Engineering Manager. In 2015, he left Microsoft and moved to Amazon. Then in 2017, he returned to Microsoft as Principal Software Development Manager. Since then he was in Microsoft only.
A Satisfying Journey
Prashant wrote in a LinkedIn post, “My first job out of college was at Microsoft. When I came abroad for the first time, I was a little nervous and excited. Wondering what life has in store for me. Having worked at Microsoft for over 21 years, played multiple roles, worked in multiple organizations… I can say it has all been very satisfying and rewarding.”
Kamani has written that the experience he has gained throughout his career cannot be measured in years alone. It is unfathomable. Kamani wrote, “I am grateful to Microsoft. At Microsoft, I got a chance to work with very talented and smart people. I learned a lot from him. I am also grateful to him.
Told the family a strong support
In his post, Prashant wrote that he is indebted to his family. He wrote, “I was not always present to support the family, but was always ready to help me. I know that the news of my job loss is hurting him as much as it is hurting me. I am thankful to my family for standing firmly by my side in all my ups and downs.