Offended Netflix staff took to Twitter Thursday after finding out they’d been laid off on the streaming giant, dwelling to hit displays like “Inventing Anna,” “Squid Sport” and “Bridgerton.”
Although the exact number of layoffs couldn’t be immediately realized, many of the staff had been writers or editors working for Netflix’s Tudum division, which was launched in December.
“Properly. I merely was laid off from a serious contract initially supposed by way of August so I’m seeking regular work… and lease. I would like lease,” wrote one worker.
“Uh oh! Seems like I’ve to try this tweet as soon as extra. Is anyone hiring? Netflix merely laid off my group (my job included). It was an unimaginable few months and I’m grateful for it nevertheless I’m stoked about regardless of’s subsequent. Email correspondence is in bio,” one other tweeted.
The layoffs received right here from the Tudum division and included a mix of staff and contractors, in keeping with a provide with data. One insider knowledgeable The Put up that further layoffs could be on the best way by which, and that non-core duties like Queue, a magazine-like publication about Netflix duties, could be subsequent on the chopping block.
A company spokeswoman declined to the touch upon the state of affairs nevertheless added: “Our fan site Tudum is an important priority for the company.”
Tudum, which is a nod to the sound that accompanies the Netflix’s emblem when subscribers open the streaming site, was a division that focused on data and tales related to the service’s hottest displays and movies.
Roughly 10-15 staff put out digital “Help Wished” indicators on Twitter, after getting their pink slips.
“Merely acquired laid off from Netflix/Tudum, environment friendly instantly,” tweeted creator Reina Sultan. “Email correspondence me with options at [email protected] so I pays my lease and help my dad and mother survive! A bunch of my unimaginable colleagues acquired laid off, too. You’d be extraordinarily lucky to work with any of them.”