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Netflix Employees Vent Anger Online After Getting Laid Off

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Netflix Employees Vent Anger Online After Getting Laid Off

Who could be next on the chopping block?

The exact number of layoffs is yet to be known, but many Netflix employees -writers and editors working for the streaming giant Tudum division, which launched in December, are taking to Twitter to vent out their anger after learning they had been laid off.

An insider reportedly claimed more layoffs could be on the way and non-core projects like Queue, a magazine-like publication about Netflix projects, could be next. 

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Notably, Tudum, a nod to the sound that accompanies Netflix’s logo when subscribers open the streaming site, was a division that focused on news and stories related to the service’s most popular shows and movies, including Bridgerton Squid Game and Inventing Anna.

So far, an estimated 10-15 employees have put our virtual ‘Help Wanted’ signs after getting their pink slips.

“Well. I just was laid off from a significant contract originally intended through August so I’m looking for stable work and rent. I need rent.” One employee wrote.

Another said: “Uh oh! Looks like I have to do this tweet again. Is anyone hiring? Netflix just laid off my team (my job included). It was an incredible few months and I’m grateful for it but I’m stoked about whatever’s next. Email is in bio.”

The company spokeswoman has declined to comment on the situation but has said: “Our fan website Tudum is an importantly priority for the company.” Another employee, identified as writer Reina Sultan tweeted: “Just got laid off from Netflix/Tudum, effective today. Email me with opportunities at [email protected] so I can pay my rent and help my parents service! A bunch of my incredible colleagues got laid off, too. You’d be incredibly lucky to work with any of them.”

This comes after Netflix posted its first subscriber loss since 2011. The streaming giant said it lost 200K subscribers in the 1st quarter and expects to lose 2million more in the 2nd quarter.

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Accordingly, Netflix co-CEOs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos [pictured above] have said the company would likely crackdown on password sharing. In their letter to Netflix shareholders, they had written: “Our relatively high household penetration, when including the large number of households sharing accounts, combined with competition is creating revenue growth headwinds.”

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