Tweep or “Twit”? Twitter employees don’t get “that bull anymore”

  • Elon Musk let go half of Twitter’s workforce a week after buying the company on October 27.
  • Workers who escaped layoffs have moved on the Blind anonymous forum to share their displeasure.
  • One user wrote: “The funny thing is that EM himself burns them all.”

Elon Musk’s Thursday email to Twitter employees telling them the era of remote work is ending has sparked outrage.

Some employees took to the anonymous Blind forum to share their displeasure, with posts dating back to the day the email hit their inboxes saying workers must clock at least 40 hours a week at the office. One user wrote: “The funny thing is that EM himself is burning everything,” referring to Musk.

Insider reviewed the posts on the workplace community app, where staff can air their grievances and ask for advice. Blind users must provide their work email address, job title and employer when signing up so they can “measure the professional status” of posters, according to its website.

Rick Chen, its head of public relations, told Insider: “All employee reviews are written by current employees of their respective companies at the time of writing. We verify that someone is a current employee using their work email. (Users cannot to serve themselves – to identify their employer.)”

More than a dozen people who work for Twitter posted their displeasure on the app on Friday, a day after Musk’s first meeting, where Musk had floated bankruptcy as a possibility.

One user posted a poll: “Honestly, I think the people who got fired got the better end of the deal. As a remote Tweep (Twit?), I actively started looking. I’m not going to take this bull no more. What about you?” “

It had received more than 488 votes at the time of publication. About 90 were from people who are “actively looking for a job,” while 55 voted to “stay because I trust Elon’s vision for Twitter” and 25 voted “because I’m not optimistic about the market.”

One poster read: “Here’s a prediction: a lot of good people who, by definition, can easily find good jobs will leave. I personally am not very optimistic about the future of Twitter. As someone who believes in the social impact of Twitter, it’s painful. imagine it”.

And while others are expressing their fears about the future of the social networking app and looking for a new job, some think what Musk is doing is crazy.

“I don’t think Twitter will announce bankruptcy. It’s just the way it runs its companies. If its companies are always on the verge of bankruptcy, its employees can die. Manufactured crisis to keep employees in a state of terror ,” one user wrote

The same user added: “If he says his companies are doing well and workers can now relax, he should improve working conditions and pay them well. So he never lets it happen. He still collects his worth wages billions”.

Twitter employees have posted nearly 1,000 company reviews on Blind since 2020, and it has a rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.

Twitter did not respond to a request for comment from Insider.

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