Twitter employees head for the exits after Elon Musk’ ‘extremely hardcore’ work ultimatum
Another employee exodus appears to be underway at Twitter as many workers rejected Elon Musk’s ultimatum to work “extremely hardcore,” choosing instead to depart the company, according to multiple current and former employees.
I’m shocked. Shocked, I say.
As the deadline approached for Twitter employees to respond to Elon Musk’s ultimatum to commit to working in an “extremely hardcore” fashion at the company or leave, some employees appeared to publicly indicate they had chosen the latter option. On Thursday afternoon, Twitter staffers began posting the salute emoji, which has become a signal that someone is exiting the company.
So working for an ego-centric billionaire baby wasn’t an offer so great that they couldn’t refuse?
Meanwhile, an internal Slack channel at the company was filled with employees posting the salute emoji after the 5pm ET deadline, indicating they had chosen not to sign Musk’s pledge and depart the company, employees told CNN.
Twitter’s remaining workforce had until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday to decide whether they wanted to be a part of the culture Musk wants to implement at the social media company, or else effectively resign, according to an email he sent to staff Wednesday.
Weird, innit, how if you offer money to leave a toxic environment, people will take it.
I cannot believe people aren’t leaping at the chance to exchange ‘a life’ for working 80 hours a week at a brutal grind for a clueless boss who will declare four different mutually incompatible crash priorities that need to be done by the next day so he can change his mind again.
I mean working for the PHB in Dilbert will seem like a stable, well run business in comparison.
Elongated Muskrat has no fucking idea of what Twitter is or can do (I say a post somewhere yesterday that said if Twitter goes under a huge swath of cultural and scientific knowledge will disappear, from things as divers as photos of new species to evidence of war crimes.
It ain’t all cat pictures, memes and neonazi trolls; a billion people or more used it as a global communications tool, and Lame Husk has no fucking clue that he’s destroying it because his colossal ego is bruised easily, no fucking clue what he’s actually bought, and he’s stuck with a thing he purchased on a whim, funded by some very scary dudes and now is panicking.
He thought he was gonna swagger in and be hailed the conquering hero by the adoring masses. and now he’s flailing about suddenly slathered in his own shit, blood everywhere and no idea how he got there.
Every billionaire is not only a policy failure but also an existential threat to humanity.
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Damn, that was one righteous rant BDR. Gave him both barrels…
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I can’t improve on this rant, though I do wonder about the financial fallout from this asshole destroying a multi-billion dollar investment like this, equivalent to a major public (privately held) utility. Isn’t his wanton destruction breaching a fiduciary duty he owes to those who invested with him in the acquisition?
He may be a multi-multi-billionaire and “the richest man in the world.” but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a fu*king idiot too. I think he is.
Well he did take a bunch of money from Prince Bone Saw. I wouldnt accept any casual invites for BBQ at the Saudi Embassy if I were him.
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Meanwhile, people like this totally real and not made up tweeter (with no blue check mark, so no bank record trail) continue to tweet into the void.
‘Hard Core’ means doing twice the amount of work as you did before Elon Skum’s shambolic firing of half the workforce. Tell me he’s recruiting basement-dwelling incel Q-Anons since they’re the only ones stupid enough to fall for this shit.
What a gigantic waste of Ameros.