On the 12th day of Xooglerhood — my job loss gave to me…

Sivan Hermon
7 min readFeb 2

[Xoogler — how Googlers call an ex-Googler]

So as we all heard, 12 days ago Google laid off 7,000 employees across the US. I was among the chosen ones, you can read more about my out of Google experience to see it from my eyes.

12 days have flown by, what did I learn, if anything? Well, thank you for asking!

Here’s how I spent my time:

  • Friday — The first day — was focused on being in a state of shock and oscillating between “it’s all good”…
Sivan Hermon

Leader, parent, daughter: loves leading teams that build loved products, travel, cooking. Google, Columbia MBA, read me: https://chibban.medium.com/membership