The Twitter layoff saga has taken nevertheless one more remarkable transform as one particular now-ex-personnel of the organization confronted Musk on the social media system and made very the community spectacle of an exit interview.
A previous Twitter staff named Haraldur Þorleifsson, an Icelandic entrepreneur and philanthropist who launched the artistic agency Ueno, Tweeted at Musk professing that he misplaced accessibility to his work personal computer at Twitter and wished clarification on regardless of whether or not he was still utilized by the enterprise.
9 days in the past the obtain to my function computer was slice, along with about 200 other Twitter employees.
Even so your head of HR is not able to confirm if I am an employee or not. You’ve got not answered my emails.
Probably if enough folks retweet you can expect to reply me below?
— Halli (@iamharaldur) March 6, 2023
Musk immediately quipped back again at the now-former employee, asking him “What work have you been doing?” After much more again and forth, the former employee mentioned a slew of duties he allegedly attained though doing the job at Twitter.
Musk requested for photograph proof, and the squabble ongoing prior to Musk ended (for his component) the trade with two crying laughing emojis.
You locked my computer system. I don’t have obtain to any pics or docs. If you want to have it opened I can get you points.
— Halli (@iamharaldur) March 7, 2023
Through the exchange, reported that Twitter’s HR agent did in reality “miraculously reply” and validate that he had been let go.
The gentleman, who was dubbed Iceland’s ‘Person of the Year’ by a number of nearby retailers for his work on strengthening accessbility for the disabled in his region, doubled down by the close and requested Musk if he was heading to be paid out out in total for his disability after currently being allow go.
Factors then took an even uglier flip, soon after Musk responded to a Tweet about the debacle from a individual Twitter user declaring that the now ex-staff was “individually wealthy” as very well as “did no true perform: and claimed he had a incapacity that prohibited him from becoming equipped to sort.
He has a distinguished, lively Twitter account and is wealthy. The reason he confronted me in general public was to get a major payout.
From what I’ve been told, he’s finished virtually no do the job for the earlier four months, middle-management or usually.
Inspite of his statements on Twitter that he did… https://t.co/LGuAlg4Eew
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 7, 2023
“Regardless of his statements on Twitter that he did function, it turns out he instructed HR that he could not get the job done mainly because he couldn’t form, but was, in excess of the exact period, typing up a storm on Twitter,” Musk wrote. “But there are lots of persons on Twitter defending him. This hurts my religion in humanity.”
Following looking at this, the person took to his very own account to when once again phone out Musk and describe that he is wheelchair-bound thanks to Muscular Dystrophy and explained to his tale of how he was diagnosed, and how he sold his organization to Twitter in a 17 Tweet-extensive thread.
He also famous why he chose to confront Musk publicly.
“The explanation I asked you in public is mainly because you (or any person else at Twitter) did not reply to my non-public messages,” he mentioned. “You experienced every single correct to lay me off. But it would have been great to permit me know!”
A lot less than two months in the past, Musk laid off a further 200 Twitter workforce, which was about 10% of the company’s whole remaining workforce.
Twitter is now estimated to have much less than 2,000 employees.