Twitter 2.0: Hundreds of employees quit ahead of Elon Musk’s deadline, act like entitled children on their way out
Hundreds of Twitter employees have resigned today ahead of Elon Musk’s “Twitter 2.0” 5PM deadline that required employees to work “extremely hardcore” as Musk began his attempt change the company culture.
How do we know this? Well, the fired employees leaked all of the company’s Slack messages to The Verge and started criticizing Musk and publicizing their decisions to quit under Twitter’s new leadership.
The latest round of employees quitting or getting fired comes after Musk fired over 20 employees for criticizing him and his purchase of Twitter in tweets or the company private Slack. Before that, Musk fired half of Twitter’s staff and 5,500 additional contract employees, all of which, according to The Verge “dared to criticize him in Slack and on Twitter”.
Okay so now that we are all caught up. Can someone please tell me one company that would stand idle while employees publicly criticized the new ownership on social media and even worse, in the company owned Slack channel?
For whatever reason, everyone on Twitter seems to think that’s perfectly acceptable behavior from these Twitter employees.
I assure you, it’s not and of course, these employees would be fired because of it. On top of that, the new ownership asked employees to simply buy in to the new direction and work hard to help achieve the new goals. They chose not to participate and as a result, lost their jobs while being handed a nice 3-month severance package on their way out.
What are they complaining about? All I see here is a bunch of entitled Twitter employees throwing hissy fits because they don’t like the new owner of their company. While it’s completely fascinating to watch the melt down live on Twitter, it’s also the most pathetic thing that I have ever witnessed.
Here’s an idea: If you don’t like the person who just bought the company you work for, why don’t you just resign like everyone else does in America or at the very least, just apply for another job and leave the company with some dignity?
It’s beyond crazy to me to see these employees cry like a bunch of children, criticize Musk, and say things like the following on Twitter.
“I feel like Musk is forcing employees to make this decision on blind faith, but he hasn’t done anything to earn our trust,” says one employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal matters. “If we stay, there’s no guarantee our jobs will be safe or if our teams will exist if everyone leaves.”
Earn your trust? Why in the world does the owner of the company have to earn YOUR trust, random Twitter employee?
From what I can see, every employee has completely lost the trust of Elon Musk by taking the company’s private business matters to a public forum. Why are all these employees tweeting out their resignations or the fact that they got fired from their jobs because, well, they were not willing to follow the company’s new guidelines?
Why does other websites and media companies act like this is some insane act by an “incompetent” Elon Musk?
The guy who built SpaceX and Tesla is now incompetent? I don’t know everyone, maybe these Twitter employees should take a long look in the mirror on their way out. I think they screwed this one up, right?
I mean seriously, what the hell is going on right now? If you walked into work tomorrow, told the owner of your company that you were not going to follow the new vision that he laid out for his employees, contacted media outlets and started sharing private Slack messages, and then got on Twitter and criticized the owner, would you have a job at the end of the day?
The answer is no.
Elon Musk purchased Twitter, a broken social platform that has a long history of political bias and censorship and vowed to make major changes to the platform from the very beginning. He was met with nothing but resistance by the employees that now work for him.
Not to mention, in shocking news to no one with half of a brain, downsizing a social media company after you purchase it for billions of dollars when the platform that has failed to ever make a single dollar of profit since it launched over a decade ago is the next logical move after any acquisition.
Guess who just laid off more employees than Elon Musk at a gigantic social media company?
Side Note: Creepy Video, Zuck. WTF?
Musk then shut down the Twitter offices and fired employees who didn’t want to work hard under his new company policy.
Just think about it for a minute. Why on earth would Elon Musk keep Twitter offices open? Anything said within those walls is leaked by disgruntled employees to the media and if it doesn’t get out that way, it’s coming directly from employees in their own tweets.
If you don’t like it? LEAVE.
Give me a fucking break. The nauseating display of grandstanding needs to stop.
Others chiming in with the “If this is the last night of Twitter…” tweets need to stop as well. None of you are doing anything special and your message is just recycled words used over and over again all across the timeline so you can get your likes and retweets.
Employees who are upset, just leave. Twitter users who are upset, just leave. I assure you, absolutely nobody gives a shit.
Long live Twitter or at the very least, let’s ride this burning blue bird into the ground, baby.