17 November 2022

Well, This Is a F%$#Ing Train Wreck

Why Yes, this IS someone projecting insults onto Twitter HQ

The toxic combination of egotism, delusion, cruelty, and stupidity that is Elon Musk has reached a a crescendo of dysfunction at Twitter.

At around midnight on Tuesday, Elon Musk sent out an email demanding that all remaining employees agree to be, "Extremely Hardcore," and commit to insane amounts of overtime and basically sign a loyalty oath to him.*

A deadline to sign this oath was set for 5:00 pm on Thursday, and those who did not commit to this were told that they would be fired, albeit with 3 months severance.

So 41 hours later the deadline has come and gone, and hundreds, and perhaps as more than a thousand, Tweeps are headed for the door, with some entire departments leaving en masse:

Hundreds of Twitter’s remaining employees have resigned ahead of Elon Musk’s “extremely hardcore” cultural reset of the company, according to internal Slack messages seen by The Verge and employee tweets.

The fresh purge of Twitter’s ranks comes after Musk recently fired dozens of employees who criticized or mocked him in tweets and internal messages. Musk then set a deadline of 5PM ET on Thursday for all employees to respond “yes” on a Google form if they want to stay for what he is calling “Twitter 2.0;” otherwise, today would be their final day of work and they would receive a severance package. After the deadline hit, hundreds of employees quickly started posting farewell messages and salute emojis in Twitter’s Slack, announcing that they had said no to Musk’s ultimatum.


Twitter had roughly 2,900 remaining employees before the deadline Thursday, thanks to Musk unceremoniously laying off about half of the 7,500-person workforce when he took over and the resignations that followed. Remaining and departing Twitter employees told The Verge that, given the scale of the resignations this week, they expect the platform to start breaking soon. One said that they’ve watched “legendary engineers” and others they look up to leave one by one.


Multiple “critical” teams inside Twitter have now either completely or near-completely resigned, said other employees who requested anonymity to speak without Musk’s permission. That includes Twitter’s traffic and front end teams that route engineering requests to the correct backend services. The team that maintains Twitter’s core system libraries that every engineer at the company uses is also gone. “You cannot run Twitter without this team,” a departing employee said.

;And what does the, "Very Stable Genius," have to say about this?

Yeah, right.  That's why Musk decided to lock down Twitter offices until Monday, because he is worried that these, "Best People," are going to sabotage Twitter:

Twitter's offices abruptly shut down on Thursday as hundreds of employees refused to continue working under Elon Musk's new vision for the social platform.

Company officials told employees all buildings were being temporarily closed, effective immediately, and that their ability to renter with ID access was being suspended for the time being, two people familiar with the company's action told Insider. The offices are expected to reopen Monday.

A current employee noted the closing of offices is a dramatic move, but intended to "prevent physical sabotage while they sort out access revocations," according to a Slack message seen by Insider. The closure was first reported on Twitter by Zoe Schiffer of the Platformer newsletter.

Seriously, he's nutty as a fruitcake.  It's only a matter of time before he starts storing his urine in jars and constantly watching the film Ice Station Zebra.

*As Anna Russell would say, "I'm not making this up, you know.";


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