Even in his initial post, Wallake mentioned hesitating before publishing it for the world to see.
Later, in an interview with Motherboard, he recalled his thought process, saying "I was just sitting here at my desk, just kind of crying, I guess, and decided to make the post because I have seen a lot on LinkedIn recently of how awful business owners and CEOs are for laying off their employees and that they're laying off employees while they're getting their third house in the Bahamas or wherever.
"There's a lot of other business owners out there who are letting people go. And it's not because they're padding their own profits, but it's how their business is. And they may have done a lot and I just wanted to kind of put it out there that it's not all just profit-hungry, rich businesses who are making layoffs, and there are normal people behind many layoffs as well."