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Worker Fired By CEO Who Posted Crying Selfie Swamped With Job Offers

Indiatimes logo Indiatimes 17-08-2022 Basit Aijaz
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One of the employees fired by the CEO who went viral for posting a crying selfie has been inundated with job offers. 

Braden Wallake, the CEO of marketing firm HyperSocial, took to LinkedIn on Monday and posted screenshots of the texts sent to him by Noah Smith, one of the two employees he fired last week.  

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Man fired by 'crying CEO' inundated with job offers  

“Noah sent me this pic the other day, Wallake wrote on LinkedIn. He posted a screenshot of Smith’s inbox which was overflowing with messages from prospective employers interested in offering him a job.  

"Going viral was never intended, but seeing this makes every single nasty comment worth it. You guys have FILLED Noah Smith’s inbox with job opportunities, job availabilities, and more,” Wallake said. 

“Because of you all, Noah is going to have a plethora of incredible opportunities to choose from.”  

“And wherever he decides is going to be so lucky to have him!” Wallake added.  

CEO posts crying selfie after firing employees

Braden Wallake went viral last week for the way he announced the firing of his employees on LinkedIn, with people deeming it reprehensible. 

Wallake posted a photo of himself crying while trying to explain why few employees had to be laid off from his company. 

"I've gone back and forth whether to post this or not. We just had to lay off a few of our employees," Wallake wrote alongside the picture of him crying. 

“So, I just want people to see, that not every CEO out there is cold-hearted and doesn’t care when he/she have to lay people off,” he added.  

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Wallake said despite the layoffs, the company has always been a people-first business. "We've always been a people first business. And we always will be. Days like today, I wish I was a business owner that was only money driven and didn't care about who he hurt along the way."  

Wallake's post led to him being ridiculed, with people slamming him for showing 'staged empathy'. 

Despite being the butt of jokes, Wallake told PR Week he was heartened by the messages he received from fellow CEOs and business leaders.  

“The reason [I haven’t deleted it] is because I am getting countless messages from other business owners saying, ‘love this, been there, worst feeling, right there with you,’” Wallake said.

“There is a lot of good that has come from this post, but I am trying to not sit there reading the negative [comments].”

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