Melissa Ong had solely been at Google for six months as a consumer expertise developer when she wrote her resignation letter. After receiving the primary bonus, she despatched the appliance to the supervisor.
Ong says the job at Google is a whirlwind of conferences, telephone calls and experiments that drain her on the finish of every day. She even needed to take a go away of absence for psychological well being therapy after solely Three months of working right here as a result of heavy workload and the strictness of the administration.
By January 2020, she determined to give up each her job at Google and the tech trade. She moved from New York to Los Angeles to concentrate on a complete new profession: Comic, particularly on TikTok – the app she downloaded 2 months in the past.
And that dangerous transfer became a smart profession selection. Ong (account title “chunkysdead”) at the moment has 3.eight million followers on TikTok and is among the uncommon comedians to make some huge cash from the platform.
Along with telling distinctive tales about Google, Ong is understood for his 18+ storytelling. Sharing with Insider, she mentioned that she didn’t remorse leaving the expertise area.
“I really like earning money with my creativity. Earlier than, I believed I wanted to be a tech savvy, however now issues have modified,” Ong mentioned.
The brand new job not solely offers Ong consolation but in addition helps her earn extra money by way of promoting contracts on TikTok and Instagram. Procuring app Mercari and sweetness service FabFitFun are two of the businesses that work with Ong.
“I am making extra money now than I used to be at Google. It may be mentioned that I’m very snug each mentally and bodily and don’t have any intention of returning to the expertise trade. Actually, I by no means actually captivated with this area however simply considers it as one of many few good methods to generate income,” Ong shared.
Beforehand, Ong studied cognitive science at UC Berkeley. Nevertheless, she finds what she enjoys most throughout this time is sitting on the bathroom, browsing the Reddit discussion board to seek out humorous memes to ship to pals. Though he likes to create enjoyable issues, Ong thinks expertise is one of the best ways to “have an excellent life in America”.
“Once I was in faculty, everybody was amazed to see somebody working at Google or Fb. So, after graduating, I made a decision to use for a job at Google however did not get it instantly. After enhancing in lots of points, I lastly turned their official worker.
Nevertheless, I shortly realized that I risked every thing to get the job that made me depressing. I attempted to persuade myself that every thing was superb however failed. Consequently, I give up my job,” Ong mentioned.
At the moment, along with creating content material on TikTok, Ong is making a TV collection about an individual with a character dysfunction who will get a job at Google.
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