Guess they’d better learn to code.
Twitter employees, using the very platform they work for, were beside themselves over reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk will fire 75% of their total workforce if he becomes the company’s new owner.
Documents obtained by the Washington Post along with interviews suggest Musk “told prospective investors in his deal to buy the company that he planned to get rid of nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s 7,500 workers.”
Such a move would reduce staffing to roughly 2,000 employees.
The big tech company, even without Musk’s takeover, was seeking to cut payroll by $800 million by the end of next year, a move that would still eliminate a quarter of the workforce.
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After the report that Elon Musk could fire a significant portion of the Twitter workforce became public, employees were beside themselves. Ironically, they tweeted their disgust.
Matt Walker, a product designer for Twitter, tweeted about the “drama” unfolding behind the scenes of Musk’s potential takeover, concluding “billionaires are assholes.”
One woman whose bio defines her as having a ‘revenue finance’ position with Twitter wondered, “Y’all don’t care about me?”
Parker Lyons, a senior financial analyst at Twitter, shared several memes, one of which indicated employees would be getting a disrespectful severance package.
Lyons also posted a tweet reading, “When you realize you are the 75%” along with a clip of Magic Johnson shaking his head and saying “I’m not gonna be here.”
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I’m not quite sure what all the commotion is about over there at Twitter headquarters.
After all, this is the same workforce that, upon hearing that Elon Musk wanted to purchase Twitter, felt like they were “going to throw up” because they really “don’t wanna work for a company that is owned by Elon Musk.”
The Daily Mail at the time reported that Twitter employees were terrified that if Musk bought the company they’d have to physically go in to work.
“Employees bombarded the site and internal message boards with attacks on Musk, and raised fears they would now be forced to stop working from home under the new regime,” they wrote.
Doesn’t appear that showing up to the office will be much of a problem for 75% of them going forward.
The Washington Post reports that drastic cuts to the Twitter workforce would “possibly cripple(d) the service’s ability to combat misinformation, hate speech, and spam,” as if those are the real problems with Twitter, rather than the censorship.
They had roughly 7,500 employees when the platform suppressed true news in the form of a Hunter Biden laptop. They had a bloated staff when Twitter was de-platforming people who doubted the efficacy of the COVID vaccine.
Pretty certain they can screw it up just as bad with just a fraction of the same people.
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Musk is pretty hard-core when it comes to how his employees perform their duties. If they slack, they get canned. If they cannot perform to the company standards, they get canned. If they do not want to show up in the office, they get canned. You either perform exceptionally good or get canned. Musk does not fool around when it comes to the businesses that he owns. Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube may be in love with slackers that do their bidding for them, but Musk will not tolerate that even for a picosecond. So yes, a lot of people at Twitter will get canned.
Agree with your point on censorship. Also those millions of bots padding user numbers are not "real" eyeballs. Twitter can no longer get away with deceiving advertisers in its marketing presentations. Musk has got to bring down company expenses in line with actual revenues. And he's got to inspire a broader spectrum of the global public to come back as real users.
more likely it's the Twitter employees that are the A-H's
About 90% of the threatened jobs are botts. And the other ten percent are the trolls managing the botts...
After all the disrespect they have shown the users in the last over 2 years, they are lucky to get a Separation pay at all. They should be fired, many users fled Twitter ( I am one ) over the censorship of factual data about The Obama Regimes take over of America, the Hunter Biden laptop story and so on. While they promoted the Fake Dossier and Russian Hoax, and allowed any disinformation, that showed the Democratic Party and The Biden's in a good way. On top of that the Disrespect they showed online towards Musk, threatening to quit ( they wouldn't get some cushy severance package then.) Why they think they are better than 90% of the world that gets up and goes to work, in a office, or Jobsites every day, is beyond comprehension
So even if you liked Elon and want to keep your job, those who voiced their dislike might get you fired anyway......Why would Elon want to keep hostiles that may sabotage his ownership onboard????
Bet most of these people wish they had gone back to the Office like the were told.
And the temper tantrums on twitter are a glory to behold.
So much virtue signaling and smug condescension as they assure us all that they will leave after Elon takes over. LMAO!
It's like a replay of the deviants who promised that they would all leave America if so and so won.
It would be nice if twitter led social media in reporting the truth and stopped censoring people who know and have good information. Misinformation today is defined as anything contrary to the lies put out by the Biden Administration or lies by Democrats in general.
Good, they are no good anyway.