Last night at 11:30 p.m., a 31-year-old Google engineer jumped from the 14th floor of the company’s New York headquarters and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to police, fingerprints were found on the windowsill of the 14th floor where the incident occurred, which had an open-air terrace.
Currently, the identity of the deceased individual has not been confirmed, and there was no suicide note left by the individual before their passing.
In yet another tragic incident, the New York office of Google witnessed its second suicide case within a span of three months.
On February 16th of this year, Jacob Pratt, a 33-year-old Google employee working at the same headquarters, was found deceased in his apartment, having taken his own life by hanging.
Friends who knew Jacob described him as a humorous and cheerful individual, with working at Google being his lifelong dream. Prior to the incident, he had dedicated five years to his role at Google, serving as a team lead in the Business Development department.
Indeed, working in one of the world’s largest companies is very promising, and the salary is very impressive, and others will not cast envious eyes.
However, everything in the world is a double-edged sword.
The vigilance that needs to be maintained at all times, endless late nights, long working hours, etc., the huge pressure brought by such a lively and optimistic person is enough to force a dead corner, so that the old mother and sister cry day and night.
Joe Cannella, a former senior account manager at Google, said: “You can have everything you want here, but in the end you will lose the only thing that matters.”
Photo Credit Business Insider, copyright to the original authorFormer Google infrastructure software engineeringKaty Levinso also said:
“A lot of easy people will wonder why you left, and insist that everything at Google is perfect, when it’s not.”
The death of the Google engineer also caused concern on the professional workplace forum Blind, and colleagues have complained about the sadness behind the work of the big factory.
This reminds me of Facebook Chinese engineer C who committed suicide four years ago. He was suspected of being suppressed by his boss and facing dismissal for unsatisfactory performance evaluation. He may also lose his legal status in the United States and face returning to China. All these have become the fuse that crushed him……
I can’t imagine what happened to a Google engineer who jumped off a building.
I think Google appeals to a lot of people because academic and career success has always been the most important thing for them.
Wake up my friend, these thoughts are wrong.
I’ve met a lot of people who are proud of their position in the company. However, the reality is that everyone is replaceable and they have to realize that they are just a number on an electronic form.
We’re just numbers. Someone died at my last company, and his position came out two days later.
Suicide is not caused by any single factor. Perhaps workplace stress is the straw that breaks this man down.
No job is worth your life.
Of course, we don’t know what happened to the Google engineer before he chose to end his life, but the moment he jumped, he must have been filled with despair.
In fact, I would like to say to him and other people living elsewhere,remember that your stubbornness in a negative thought is not necessarily the truth. Temporary disappointment does not mean failure in life.
Keep in mind that other people’s evaluation of you, performance figures, do not represent your value, please do not easily deny yourself.
Remember, even if the worst happens, you have the right to fail. The sky is not falling, you still have many ways out.
Remember, in addition to life and death in the world are small things, if life does not treat you, please, be sure to treat yourself.