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‘I just started a new job and they gave me a DESKTOP’: this is what your work computer says about your company

'I just started a new job and they gave me

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A viral TikTok video on “what your work laptop says about your business” has sparked a widespread debate about modern workplace culture.

The video, which has been viewed more than 6.7 million times, was uploaded this month by @liljehu and jokingly outlines the meanings behind various laptops.

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According to @liljehu, who produces satirical content for those who work from home, the type of laptop you get for work can provide insight into the structure of your business.

The video opens with @liljehu stating that any employee with a Dell laptop should look for a new job as their employer is likely to have “cash flow problems”.

If you’ve been given a Lenovo Thinkpad, adds @liljehu, your employer will “see you as a number, just for your productivity.”

But if you have a MacBook Pro, your company “probably has some extra money to spend and is spending it unwisely”.

The video was an instant hit, with thousands of commentators expressing their views on @liljehu’s satirical interpretation.

Some users say they didn’t get a laptop at all.

“They told me to use my own laptop,” complained one user.

“I just started a new job and they gave me a DESKTOP,” added another. “For a job. I was so offended lol.”

Others felt that the description of the video was impressively accurate.

“As far as I know, that’s SPOT ON,” one commenter wrote.

“Correct on Thinkpad,” said a second TikToker.

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But many also seemed to disagree.

“Well, they sent me a Thinkpad and two extra monitors and a dock,” said a TikToker. “Seems good to me.”

“I work for a non-profit and I’m a nurse,” replied another. “The Dell is just good money management right now.”

Although the video was only a parody, many users saw the truth in the description. A user who claimed to own a Thinkpad said his company had gone so far as to block his access to social media.

“Not a single lie detected (not typed from my Thinkpad as TikTok is blocked there for productivity reasons),” they said.

The topic was such a success that @liljehu has since released countless other videos detailing his thoughts on other laptops: If you get a desktop computer, your business will be run by boomers. If it’s a Toshiba, you may be working for a “black market” company.

The News All Day contacted @liljehu to inquire about his viral series, but heard nothing back.

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