Twitter Employees Call Musk Acquisition ‘Reckless’

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The eternal conflict between Elon Musk and Twitter seems to be coming to an end, and Twitter employees are not happy with who their new boss will be. Musk previously disclosed to investors his plans to eliminate 75% of the workforce company, and Twitter employees responded in a coordinated letter to Musk and Twitter’s board of directors.

Disgruntled social network employees have much to say about the upcoming Twitter acquisition by Musk. After being very worried Due to the tycoon’s alleged plan to disembowel 75% of the company’s workforce after its acquisition, Twitter employees mobilized and wrote a joint letter to Musk and the company’s board to express their dissatisfaction with the direction that the platform and the company could take under the new leadership. time got and revised the letter, publishing it in full this week.

“Elon Musk’s plan to lay off 75% of Twitter workers will harm Twitter’s ability to serve the public conversation,” the letter, quoted in Time, says. “A threat of this magnitude is reckless, undermines our users’ and customers’ trust in our platform, and is a transparent act of worker intimidation.”

The letter also explains that Twitter has helped independent journalism flourish, specifically in places like Ukraine, where agendas policies skew events in volatile areas. The workers behind the letter also say the layoffs will threaten their livelihoods, specifically access to company benefits like health care, calling Musk’s earlier comments about the layoffs “wrongful termination threats.”

“A threat to Twitter workers is a threat to Twitter’s future. These threats impact us as workers and demonstrate a fundamental disconnect with the realities of how Twitter works,” the letter continues.

The workers closed their letter by demanding respect from their superiors, protection against discrimination based on factors such as race, gender, visa status and political beliefs, protection of employment benefits, and “not to be treated as mere pawns in a game played by billionaires.”

Time notes that it’s unclear how many employees signed the letter, and that a note to prospective employees who signed reportedly read “Signatures will not be made public unless we have critical mass.”

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Twitter Employees Call Musk Acquisition ‘Reckless’