Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Elon Musk mocks “dedicated” employee with tweet…and fires him


Hours before Twitter fired another group of employees and before the news spread, American billionaire Elon Musk posted a simple tweet, but it seemed to have hidden meanings.

The owner of the application wrote a tweet on his Twitter account yesterday evening during which he wished everyone a happy Sunday.

And “the first day is the chance of your life,” he said, referring to the evacuation that took place a few hours later.

200 employees were laid off

The giant has laid off at least 200 employees, or about 10 percent of its workforce, in the latest round of layoffs since Musk took over the popular social network in late October.

The job cuts include production managers and data specialists, as well as several engineers who work to develop and support e-learning technology that helps protect Twitter’s various online benefits, The New York Times reported Monday.

The layoff team also included Esther Crawford, who led Twitter’s subscription publishing service pool and was a staunch activist and advocate for Musk’s plans.

As some recalled his tweet in November last year, he posted a picture of himself sleeping at the company’s headquarters and captioned it, “When your team works 24 hours a day, sometimes you have to sleep at your workplace!” , mocks her dismissal despite the manager’s flattery!

Notably, in early November, Musk laid off about 3,700 employees in a cost-cutting move to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

The controversial figure said at the time that the service was suffering from a “significant drop in revenue” as advertisers were reluctant to spend amid concerns about content management.

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As confirmed by Musk last month (January 2023), the company’s headcount is still at 2,300.

Nadia Barnett
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