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Since Elon Musk formally closed the deal to buy Twitter, he has laid off quite a lot of executives, watched his newly acquired platform endure a “massive drop in revenue,” and watched racial slur utilization on Twitter rise like Accomplice flags at a MAGA potluck. Now, Phony Stark aka Lex Loser aka Apartheid Vader has issued an ultimatum to Twitter staff warning them to decide to a brand new “hardcore” Twitter or they’ll go away the corporate with severance pay.
Now, Musk is being dragged up and down the platform he purchased final month as folks don’t seem like too enthusiastic about “Twitter 2.0.”
From the Washington Post:
Twitter is shifting to an engineer-driven operation — one which “will have to be extraordinarily hardcore” going ahead, in line with the midnight e-mail, which was obtained by The Washington Publish. Staff had been requested to click on an icon and reply by Thursday in the event that they wished to remain.
“This can imply working lengthy hours at excessive depth,” he mentioned. “Solely distinctive efficiency will represent a passing grade.”
By mid-Wednesday, members of Twitter’s Belief and Security workforce — who’re accountable for maintaining hate speech and misinformation off the positioning — had been discussing a mass resignation, in line with three present staff who spoke on the situation of anonymity for worry of retribution.
One can solely assume Musk was stunned to search out Twitter staff won’t have been thrilled about receiving an e-mail from their new boss that primarily mentioned, “I’m going to repair what isn’t damaged by making you’re employed extra vigorously for longer hours for no specified cause and in the event you don’t prefer it you may bounce.”
It’s price mentioning that this e-mail from Musk, who, in line with the Publish, had already given half of the 7,500 staff who had been at Twitter pink slips, got here shortly after he, for no matter cause, determined to alter how blue checks work on the platform. (I hear they now point out that you’re an honorary Crip. I’m joking, however, at this level, something is plausible.)
Extra from the Publish:
The e-mail got here only a few hours after Musk tweeted he was tabling Twitter’s Blue Verified, his first main product since taking on final month as Twitter’s proprietor and chief government, whereas the corporate types out points with the characteristic following a botched rollout. Inside Twitter, staffers are utilizing the extra time to conduct a postmortem on the launch, attempting to know why impersonations of high-profile people and types spiraled uncontrolled, in line with an individual with information of the inner discussions who spoke on the situation of anonymity for worry of retribution.
It’s beginning to seem that Twitter is likely to be one of many worst locations on the planet to work proper now. Possibly Musk’s ultimatum isn’t the menace he thinks it’s.