A sad day for our comrades at Uber. How can we help those affected here on Blind? Refferals? Re: CHECK IN FOR REFERRALS!

IEEE / IT Alov
Sep 10, 2019 1,578 Comments

First, I'm sorry to hear about the 435 people affected by the Uber lay off yesterday.

Second, if you happen to be affected by the layoff, please comment here if you need referrals from people at other companies.

Third, a very big thank you to everyone that has offered to refer our comrades affected by the layoff.

EDIT:

I was told that most people can't DM because they have few chats left to use. I believe it will be helpful to reply to someone willing to refer.

Honestly, I didn't anticipate this post to go this far. I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has in one way or the other offered to help, this will mean a lot for some of those affected if they happen to see it.


Again, thank you to everyone in the community for the supports.


Onward!

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TOP 1,578 Comments
  • Square ygkotsf
    Don’t feel too sad for them. They’ll be more than ok
    Sep 10, 2019 9
    • New irIF72
      Not everyone in the bay area is young, single, free to be anywhere engineers... yes many of them will find greater opportunities, but layoffs are NEVER just no big deal.
      Sep 11, 2019
    • Square ygkotsf
      I agree in general, but in this case, no need to cry for the engineers and PMs who already have everyone in this thread gunning to hire them
      Sep 11, 2019
  • Oracle larry_off
    For those that got laid-off, DM for referral at Oracle. I am switching to FB/Amazon in 2 weeks, DM me for a referral then as well. As a fellow engineer, I totally understand how hard your situation could be. Happy to help.
    Sep 10, 2019 21
    • Amazon RTvB83
      Wish good luck to everyone! Message me for Amazon referrals.

      Step 1. Go to amazon.jobs and pick out the location, search for the job profile and find the position(s) that suit(s) you best.
      Step 2. Send me your resume and link to the job for referral.
      Step 3. Get the job!
      Sep 11, 2019
    • Amazon AMZN$ucks
      Lol Amazon!
      Oct 5, 2019
  • New / IT stalio
    Good. Uber is a freaking phone application. 27,000 employees for an app.. you download on your phone. Come on
    Sep 10, 2019 4
    • New / IT
      iiqv34

      New IT

      BIO
      Systems Engineer for Managed Services
      iiqv34more
      Lol someone doesn't understand the complex algorithms and machine learning needed to make Uber as seamless as it is in huge metropolitan areas all over the country. I dont even do any of that and I understand it.

      Might wanna read up on the technology bud.
      Sep 10, 2019
    • New / IT stalio
      No doubt it's complicated but not 27,000 employee complicated. Uber is only valued so much because it calls itself a platform rather than a taxi dispatcher. They have been working in a regulatory gray area that slashes overhead while inflating revenue. You see folks contributing their automobiles and driving labor to Uber without any piece of the company even though they constitute the infrastructure. Uber is a house of cards built on fictional growth metrics.
      Sep 11, 2019
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Juniper jocker
      Mr. JUUL, you never know when its our turn mate. What you offer to help a needy, you will get it as boomerang when you're in crisis.
      Sep 10, 2019
    • Intuit arct8
      idiot, that’s what you are!
      Sep 10, 2019
  • New
    old🧘🏽‍♂️

    New

    PRE
    Bank of America
    BIO
    Yoe: 🦏 TC: 🐐 Still not serious about life ...
    old🧘🏽‍♂️more
    Bookmark to show blind isn’t always toxic, sometimes wholesome.
    Sep 10, 2019 3
    • Amazon MdGe16
      I'm still waiting for the comment that is like "TC before you were shitcanned or GTFO"
      Sep 10, 2019
    • Facebook b0batea
      @Panasonic underrated comment😂
      Sep 11, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng kycA27
    Incredibly sad for a friend who got laid off. It's much worse when your US Visa is tied to your employment.

    DM for Facebook
    Sep 10, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    weeeeeeee

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    AWS
    weeeeeeeemore
    Woah, what a change of pace for Blind. This is cool.
    Sep 10, 2019 1
    • yeah its wholesome to see the community coming around to support everyone affected for once instead of bragging or gloating about TC
      Sep 10, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng Vijay anna
    Don’t DM me for Amazon.
    I will not refer anyone to Amazon because I don’t recommend it.
    Sep 10, 2019 1
    • Health Fidelity krubslaw
      What team are you on?
      Sep 13, 2019
  • For all those who feel Blind is only Toxic...a whole new window of how kind people can be when life happens ... Thank you 🙏 😊 for restoring my faith and being great people ...
    Sep 10, 2019 0
  • Intel Spikiera
    I'm not used to blind being this positive, what is going on??!!
    Sep 10, 2019 1
    • Pinterest KdSg27
      The best of humanity... and/or referral bonuses.
      Sep 10, 2019

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