The social media company based in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Elon Musk laughed at an employee who was laid off by the company and was unaware of his working status.
Tagging Elon Musk in his post, an ex-Twitter employee named Haraldur Thorleifsson wrote, “Dear @elonmusk 9 days ago the access to my work computer was cut, along with about 200 other Twitter employees. However, your Head of HR is not able to confirm if I am an employee or not. You’ve not answered my emails. Maybe if enough people retweet you’ll answer me here?”
Dear @elonmusk 👋— Halli (@iamharaldur) March 6, 2023
9 days ago the access to my work computer was cut, along with about 200 other Twitter employees.
However your head of HR is not able to confirm if I am an employee or not. You’ve not answered my emails.
Maybe if enough people retweet you’ll answer me here?
“I would really appreciate your help on this one. My company was acquired on your watch and I joined because I believed in what you were building”, the tweet said.
The tweet further said, “And then there’s @sequoia and @a16z . Two investors in Twitter claim they are founder friendly. Let’s see if they actually live by that motto now that Twitter is cutting acquired founders with no communication.
Elon Musk replied, “What work have you been doing?”
“Which SaaS contract exactly? Prioritization of what design projects?,” asked Musk again. “Figma. All active design projects,” ex-Twitter employee Haraldur Thorleifsson replied.
After acquiring Twitter in a $44 Bn deal, Tesla boss Musk has initiated a complete overhaul of the company’s employee structure and business model. Just after taking ownership of the company, Musk fired Twitter’s top executives, including its CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde.
The company recently laid off several employees. Post this the company has announced significant performance-based stock awards for the remaining staff.
Elon Musk has sent a memo titled ‘Performance Awards’ to Twitter employees. The memo promises that the remaining employees will receive ‘very significant’ performance-based stock awards. The awards will be given out on March 24th.