Larry Lee, who worked at Indeed.com’s Singapore office, recorded a video of himself gathering snacks from the pantry during his ‘final office snack run’ after being laid off. He filled a black bag with various snacks, including chips and instant noodles.
Indeed recently laid off 2,200 employees worldwide among which over 200 employees were from its Singapore office. Most of the job cuts were in its engineering and product development teams. The company is reducing its footprint in the country as ‘the world of work is changing.’
Lee, who was associated with the company for three months was recently laid off and hence, he returned to the office to bid farewell to his co-workers. During his visit, he thought of making a humorous video about his last pantry run. The video featured a voiceover of Lee pretending not to appear suspicious while carrying the black bag filled with snacks and walking towards the elevator.
The TikTok video has gained almost 200,000 views and has been shared approximately 1,600 times in the past three days. The majority of the comments on the video were positive, with many viewers suggesting that Lee should have taken more snacks. However, some users called him a ‘cheapskate.’ Lee, who currently operates a travel website, stated that he is not bothered by the negative comments and is taking them lightly. According to him, as the snacks needed to be cleared out anyway, there was no harm in taking them.
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