Twitter staff eye the exits after Musk takeover

Twitter employees are lower than happy with Elon Musk’s determination to reverse course and observe by together with his acquisition of the platform, probably resulting in employees attrition.

A number of staff posted critically in regards to the determination by Musk to supply to undergo together with his buy of Twitter. The choice arrived after months of worker attrition and issues from employees in regards to the billionaire’s imaginative and prescient to overtake the platform with a concentrate on free speech, a imaginative and prescient that was solely made extra evident by the authorized proceedings from Twitter’s lawsuit towards him.

Not less than one Twitter worker summarized the corporate’s temper in a single sentence, based on the Washington Put up: “Congrats or I am sorry y’all.”


Many have been stumped by the billionaire’s conduct. “I do not perceive why Elon would wish to suggest the deal once more,” one worker wrote within the firm’s Slack, based on screenshots seen by the Verge. “The unique one nonetheless stands. Simply write the examine, bro.”

A number of different staff expressed displeasure with the corporate management over Blind, an app used to debate workplaces below pseudonyms. When somebody put up a ballot asking what staff will miss “post-privatized Twitter,” some staff appeared to not specific a need to stay round.

“I noticed the publish, thought ‘haha my job’ then noticed it was a ballot possibility, so chosen it, however now realizing I will not miss the job I at the moment have,” one worker wrote. “I’ll and do miss my 2019/2020/2021 job, however I can’t miss my 2022 job.”

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“As unhealthy as [former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey] was at his job (possibly due to it?) Twitter had probably the greatest cultures / [work-life balance] / advantages within the trade below him,” one other worker added. “Learnt quite a bit, met some superior people, loved the experience, now time to exit the theme park and let the brand new proprietor raze it to the bottom and construct what he desires (metaphorically).”

The corporate has misplaced a whole bunch of staff within the wake of Musk’s preliminary provide, seeming to replicate disinterest in sticking with a Musk-led Twitter. Whereas these staff have earned the eye of the press, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has tried to downplay issues, stating in texts to Musk {that a} “giant silent majority” of staff supported Musk and his imaginative and prescient for the corporate.

Musk despatched the letter on Monday for each events to contemplate. Twitter confirmed on Tuesday that it intends to simply accept the provide however has not mentioned if it’s going to finish its lawsuit towards Musk or resolve the case within the Delaware Courtroom of Chancery.

Musk’s authorized battle with Twitter has provided insights into his enterprise decision-making course of relating to the deal, together with his fixation on free speech, and has revealed a number of conversations with different tech executives about how he can enhance the corporate and alter its operations. Musk’s researchers have been additionally unable to substantiate Musk’s claims about bots, based on just lately launched court docket filings.

A majority of Twitter’s shareholders voted in favor of Twitter’s board of administrators approving the deal on Sept. 13.

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