Layoff numbers signal the end of happy tech workers era: Former chief people officer, Slack.

  • The tech sector fired more than 150,000 workers in 2022. Microsoft planned 10,000 job layoffs in the first few weeks of 2023, while Alphabet announced 12,000 more.
  • The idea that management has ceded too much control and must wrest it back from workers is part of a new age of bossism, which is why there have been layoffs. Chief executives are utilising this time to make up for years of management that left them with a generation of entitled workers.
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