Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Posts Tagged ‘Twitter Employees’

READ IT: Elon Musk Sends Blunt Message To 3,700 Fired Twitter Employees

Posted by M. C. on November 5, 2022

Elon: Good luck separating the wheat from the chaff.

By  Ben Zeisloft

Elon Musk, the incoming owner of social media platform Twitter, notified thousands of employees whether they would be staying at the company or departing amid efforts to reduce operating costs.

Reports emerged earlier this week indicating that the world’s richest man was preparing to dismiss 3,700 of the 7,500 employees at Twitter. Some managers had been asked to create lists of employees to fire, with the layoffs slated to occur before employees are scheduled to receive stock benefits as part of their compensation.

The first email, included in full below, informed fired employees that they would no longer have access to Twitter systems and can expect information about their severance packages within a week. Although they are no longer expected to work, the employees will still receive compensation and benefits through January.

The second email, included in part below, told remaining employees that Musk has been listening to customers and other stakeholders on suggestions for improving Twitter. The workers were reminded to demonstrate respect for dismissed colleagues and refrain from talking to the media in accordance with company policy. Twitter offices will be closed until Monday.

The dismissal of rank-and-file Twitter employees comes after Musk immediately fired multiple members of the company’s leadership upon taking control of the platform last week, including chief executive Parag Agrawal and legal czar Vijaya Gadde, who pushed for the suspension of former President Donald Trump and suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story days before the 2020 election.

Musk, who also leads Tesla, SpaceX, and a handful of smaller startups, released a statement last week explaining that his $44 billion acquisition deal was motivated by a desire to foster open dialogue and free expression. “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence,” Musk said. “There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.”

However, Musk revealed that a number of corporate advertisers have since paused their relationships with Twitter at the request of left-wing activist groups, who claimed that Musk would promote the spread of hateful rhetoric on his platform.

The email to fired employees:

See the rest here

Be seeing you

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »