Suzie Cheikho: Woman fired for not writing enough while working from home shares hard-hitting TikTok message to her trolls
- Fired woman posts defiant video on TikTok
- Suzie Cheikho fired for not typing at home
- Now turning to TikTok battles to earn money
A woman fired for not writing enough while working from home shared a hard-hitting message while responding to online trolls.
Suzie Cheikho, 38, was sacked in February as a consultant at Insurance Australia Group when bosses monitored her keystrokes and found she was only typing around 10 words an hour between October and December last year.
Ms. Cheikho appealed for wrongful dismissal to the Fair Work Commission, but lost her case in July, ending her 18-year tenure with the insurer.
The case has made Ms. Cheikho a magnet for much of it unfavorable media and online attention, but in a defiant TikTok and Instagram video posted on Saturday, she declared that everyone looking at her was really ‘a fan’. ‘.
“This is a message to all the haters,” says the post’s voiceover while showing a montage of news articles and TV reports with Ms. Cheikho.
Suzie Cheikho has become the subject of unwanted media and social media attention ever since it was revealed that she was fired by her employer for not writing enough while working at home.
“If you don’t like what I do but watch everything I do, you’re still a fan.”
In the accompanying caption, Ms. Cheikho urged her followers to “stand up for what you believe in.”
“Always be true to yourself, even when the odds are not in your favor, opinions don’t pay my bills.”
He ended his message with hashtags: #bullyingawareness #bully #harrassmentwillnotbetolerated #viral #suziecheikho #fyp.
Ms. Cheikho revealed that she had been able to support herself through TikTok while looking for a job elsewhere.
“I make a small percentage of money from TikTok, enough to cover my bills,” he previously told Daily Mail Australia.
“It all has to do with my mental health, you know? I’m an advocate because of the mental health issues I’ve been through, so I raise awareness by talking about it in ‘lives.'”
After her story made headlines, Ms. Cheikho posted a video on her social media complaining about the comments she was receiving.
“They literally harass me through Facebook, Linked-In, TikTok,” he said.
‘What do you want me to do? I can’t get a fucking job.
One such online critic was recruiter Alexandar Lyons Solutions, who accused Ms. Cheikho of being the type of employee who gives remote work a “bad name”.
“In fact, Suzie Cheikho was fired for not doing her job,” they wrote in a Tik Tok post about the case.
Ms Cheikho says the high profile of her dismissal has made her ‘unemployed’ and she is turning to social media to earn some extra cash.
“This is the type of employee who gives the wrong impression when talking about remote work.”
On Wednesday, Ms Cheikho said the unfavorable publicity surrounding her dismissal made her ‘unemployed’, but she found a way to use her newfound notoriety to make ends meet now that she is receiving Centrelink payments.
Having grown his TikTok following to nearly 10,000 followers, he’ll be engaging in a ‘TikTok battle’ with another micro-influencer at 7pm on Monday.
During such live-streamed battles, TikTokers can receive virtual ‘gifts’ from followers that can be converted into cash.
In its submission to the Fair Work Commission, IAG said there were “significant periods where there was minimal or no keyboard activity” while Ms Cheikho was working from her home in Sydney.
His login times showed that he had not worked 7.8 hours during 44 of 49 business days while he was part of the insurer’s communications team.
IAG claimed that Ms Cheikho’s failure to work “during her designated working hours” and “failure to meet deadlines and communicate effectively” put additional pressure on her co-workers and contributed to a regulator will fine the company.
The court found that the company had a “valid reason” for firing Ms. Cheikho.