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Ex-TikTok employees’ nightmare: ‘I would never agree’

Currently, we citizens live in a society that is highly integrated into reality. social media. We share photos on platforms like Instagram or Facebook, although we also post news about our lives or our professional development on other apps like Twitter or LinkedIn. But besides them, in recent years, another application has gained great popularity. Near tik tak, a space where people can share videos of seconds or minutes of anything. We can find people dancing incredible dances, professionals giving live lessons or answering other people’s questions, or celebrities sharing their curiosity about their lives.

For all these reasons, working on a platform like TikTok can be interesting for a lot of people. dream. However, not all that glitters is gold. The Wall Street Journal report sheds light on the treatment faced by employees of the social network and conditional labor with which he has to face. After talking to several former employees, the dream seems to have turned into nightmare.

demanding management

Several former professionals assured the media that the company has style demanding management and complex internal culture. As they note, at TikTok’s base of operations in Los Angeles, some workers have reported problems with insomnia due to heavy doses of frequent work on weekends and, above all, due to the large number of mandatory meetings with colleagues who are located there. other side of the world.

Other former workers stated that they weight problemsexperiencing great ups and downs. Also episodes of anxiety or stress to the point where you have to resort to the services of mental health professionals. One of the most disturbing cases is that of a former employee who assured the publication that “he felt so much pressure to attend consecutive TikTok meetings that he bled out of his pants instead of apologizing to buy a tampon.”

To encourage innovation and avoid complacency, the company uses Jeff Bezos’ popular expression, founder of Amazon. Company managers regularly tell employees that “it’s always the first day.” Many of them have turned to platforms like YouTube and Medium to talk about their experiences in the office.

“I would never take this job”

Melody Chu is a former senior product manager who helped creators monetize their content. In a post on Medium, the professional noted: “If I had known that a job at TikTok would cost me so much, I would never have accepted this job.He pointed out that the extra hours on TikTok got him into trouble in his marriage, which is why they turned to an expert in the matter.

Another tactic a company uses to increase productivity is to multiple teams working on the same project. Thus, facing them against each other to see who can finish it faster, according to former workers. This serves to motivate employees to work as quickly as possible, but this is criticized by many. fueled the paranoia for lagging behind peers.


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