For P Ravikumar (name changed), the large office floor in the media house he worked for "looked like a post office last week". From the glass walls of the conference room, he saw people hurriedly stamping large stacks of papers.
The next day, he was handed one of those papers, making his worst fears come true.
Seven of his colleagues, also video journalists, were fired.
"If all of us go looking for jobs, none of us might find one. There are hardly any jobs in the market anyway," he says.
Network18 recently cut 350 jobs and more are expected to go in the coming days.
This comes a few months after CNBC-TV18's rival, NDTV Profit, scaled down its Mumbai operations drastically, resulting in at least 50 jobs being cut
Text: M Saraswathy, Business Standard
Image Courtesy: Network18