Meta staff flocked to the anonymous professional network Blind just one day before CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced mass layoffs.

Blind cofounder Kyum Kim told Insider nearly 3,000 Meta staff joined prior to Zuckerberg’s announcement.

The platform has more than 64,000 Meta staff, known as Metamates, signed up, accounting for more than three-quarters of the workforce.

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In the past two weeks, it has more than 7,000 new Meta staff.

Kim said: “I thought that was pretty mind-blowing.

“We’ve definitely seen much more usage in the recent days.”

Blind users can only review the firm with which they work.

When users join, the site checks their professional status by requiring them to submit their work email address, job title, and company.

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On November 9 and 10, 44 employee reviews of Meta were posted on Blind, with many of them criticizing Zuckerberg. 

However, some reviews were positive. 

Kim said the discussion “naturally carries over” to public channels on its website when companies are making cuts. 

He also noted that people are seeking new opportunities and considering what is offered in the job market. 

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Mr. Kim said: “Even if you’re not laid off, a lot of people are more interested in finding new jobs now because you realize that tech is no longer safe.

“The trust in companies is at an all-time low right now.” 

Kim, who is Blind’s chief business officer, said he was not surprised that executives utilized Blind since “very challenging discussions” occur there. 

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He said: “When you go on LinkedIn, people were almost saying they’re happy they got laid off, but it’s just crazy. 

“For every one of those posts, I think there’s at least hundreds of other people who are struggling and stressed out.” 

Blind’s anonymous nature, in his opinion, allows workers to talk freely without fear of retaliation.

Source: Insider

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