The Twitter layoff saga has taken one more dramatic flip as one now-ex-employee of the corporate confronted Musk on the social media platform and made fairly the general public spectacle of an exit interview.
A former Twitter worker named Haraldur Þorleifsson, an Icelandic entrepreneur and philanthropist who based the artistic company Ueno, Tweeted at Musk claiming that he misplaced entry to his work pc at Twitter and needed clarification on whether or not or not he was nonetheless employed by the corporate.
9 days in the past the entry to my work pc was reduce, together with about 200 different Twitter staff.
Nevertheless your head of HR is just not capable of affirm if I’m an worker or not. You’ve got not answered my emails.
Perhaps if sufficient individuals retweet you will reply me right here?
— Halli (@iamharaldur) March 6, 2023
Musk rapidly quipped again on the now-former worker, asking him “What work have you ever been doing?” After extra backwards and forwards, the previous worker listed a slew of duties he allegedly completed whereas working at Twitter.
Musk requested for photograph proof, and the squabble continued earlier than Musk ended (for his half) the trade with two crying laughing emojis.
You locked my pc. I haven’t got entry to any pics or docs. If you wish to have it opened I can get you issues.
— Halli (@iamharaldur) March 7, 2023
In the course of the trade, mentioned that Twitter’s HR consultant did actually “miraculously reply” and make sure that he had been let go.
The person, who was dubbed Iceland’s ‘Individual of the 12 months’ by a number of native shops for his work on bettering accessbility for the disabled in his nation, doubled down by the tip and requested Musk if he was going to be paid out in full for his incapacity after being let go.
Issues then took a good uglier flip, after Musk responded to a Tweet in regards to the debacle from a separate Twitter consumer saying that the now ex-employee was “individually rich” in addition to “did no precise work: and claimed he had a incapacity that prohibited him from with the ability to sort.
He has a outstanding, lively Twitter account and is rich. The explanation he confronted me in public was to get a giant payout.
From what I have been informed, he is finished virtually no work for the previous 4 months, middle-management or in any other case.
Regardless of his claims on Twitter that he did… https://t.co/LGuAlg4Eew
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 7, 2023
“Regardless of his claims on Twitter that he did work, it seems he informed HR that he could not work as a result of he could not sort, however was, over the identical interval, typing up a storm on Twitter,” Musk wrote. “But there are lots of individuals on Twitter defending him. This hurts my religion in humanity.”
After seeing this, the person took to his personal account to as soon as once more name out Musk and clarify that he’s wheelchair-bound on account of Muscular Dystrophy and informed his story of how he was recognized, and the way he offered his firm to Twitter in a 17 Tweet-long thread.
He additionally famous why he selected to confront Musk publicly.
“The explanation I requested you in public is since you (or anybody else at Twitter) did not reply to my personal messages,” he mentioned. “You had each proper to put me off. However it might have been good to let me know!”
Lower than two weeks in the past, Musk laid off one other 200 Twitter staff, which was roughly 10% of the corporate’s whole remaining workforce.
Twitter is now estimated to have lower than 2,000 staff.