Twitter staff nearly decimated by Musk's 'extremely hardcore' demand

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  • Reply 21 of 98
    JinTechJinTech Posts: 1,034member
    At this rate they will hire monkeys to run the operation. 
    edited November 2022 watto_cobra
  • Reply 22 of 98
    xbitxbit Posts: 391member
    Madbum said:

    just managment doing their thing. Elon has succeeded at everything, no reason to think he won’t here 
    He didn't succeed at keeping his wife.

    If you want to keep with the sports team analogies, go read The Damned Utd by David Peace. Very apt.
    baconstangwatto_cobraFileMakerFeller
  • Reply 23 of 98
    Keep up the good work Elon! Talking about burning money. Feel sad for whom who lost their job. But don't feel sad for Elon the dictator and his investors. The sooner Twitter is killed the better for the society.
    muthuk_vanalingamwilliamlondonbaconstangwatto_cobrasconosciuto
  • Reply 24 of 98
    OMG!!! He’s asking his employees to work hard!  Damn him and his hard work philosophies!! No one should have to work hard to get paid good money!!! EVER!  :D
    edited November 2022 MadbumjimdreamworxwilliamlondonNotSoMuchwatto_cobraJWSC
  • Reply 25 of 98
    He’s a fucking genius. He’s a fucking asshole. Everything he does is something. Tesla was an asshole. 
    edited November 2022 williamlondonbaconstangwatto_cobra
  • Reply 26 of 98
    I just want to say that all of this publicity with Musks management style is going to hurt workers in the future. Especially if he’s successful. This is how he runs his very successful companies 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 27 of 98
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 2,809member
    LOL Those posts here saying that Musk is just clearing out the dead wood, that Twitter staff was full of people that weren’t working hard, weren’t pulling their weight really crack me up. Do you really think that 75%+ of the staff weren’t needed? Do you really think the site that had trouble staying up last World Cup will do just fine with not just people, but whole departments gone? With Content Moderation crippled? With  Public Relations and Communications dark? With most of the programmers and infrastructure people not there, or at best spending time looking to get out? Do you honestly think that by selectively driving away the most experienced, most talented, most capable members of the staff, the site will somehow work better? 

    Get real. This fiasco will be used by business schools in the future of exactly how not to take over a company. As an example of precisely how not to treat your staff. As Exhibit A of managers that did not know WTH they were doing. 
    muthuk_vanalingamronntdknoxroundaboutnowstompywatto_cobrasconosciutoelijahgFileMakerFellertmay
  • Reply 28 of 98
    As always, you could put a monkey in front of three buttons that were labelled 'Layoffs', 'Benefit Cuts' and 'Workload Increase' and they could produce the same results as human beings paid millions of dollars to be CEO. Musk is just showing that he's not an original thinker. 
    ronnwilliamlondonstompywatto_cobraFileMakerFeller
  • Reply 29 of 98
    Fred257 said:
    I just want to say that all of this publicity with Musks management style is going to hurt workers in the future. Especially if he’s successful. This is how he runs his very successful companies 
    Which successful companies are you referring to? SpaceX and Boring both lose money. Tesla is solvent due to a government incentive program and has yet to be profitable in its own right. 

    Why is it that Elon Stans know the least about him?
    DAalsethronntdknoxwilliamlondonroundaboutnowbaconstangwatto_cobrafreeassociate2FileMakerFellertmay
  • Reply 30 of 98
    My guess is that most reasonably aware people knew Space Karen would completely bungle this but I don't imagine they thought he would do it so quickly. 
    DAalsethronntdknoxbaconstangwatto_cobrasconosciutoFileMakerFeller
  • Reply 31 of 98
    "Decimated" literally means to reduce by 10%.  This word is used incorrectly all the time.
    thttdknoxentropyswatto_cobra
  • Reply 32 of 98
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 2,809member
    pjohnt said:
    "Decimated" literally means to reduce by 10%.  This word is used incorrectly all the time.
    Yes it is. Bugs the heck out of me too. Better to use something like “nearly wiped out”, or to be a bit more sensational “devastated”. 
    tdknoxwatto_cobra
  • Reply 33 of 98
    damonfdamonf Posts: 229member
    pjohnt said:
    "Decimated" literally means to reduce by 10%.  This word is used incorrectly all the time.
    How about a new term:

    elon (verb): to announce intentions to buy a multi-billion dollar company, waiver on that commitment, then be legally bound to consummate the purchase, followed by letting go a large amount of staff thus bringing instability to the company's operations, changing policies daily that confuse the company's customers/users and cast doubt on the company's ability to provide value to them, insisting your remaining employees have no work/life balance, all leading to the ultimate demise of the very company you hoped to improve, simultaneously casting massive public skepticism on your abilities as a leader and a humane person.

    Example: After he eloned the heck out of Twitter, who in their right mind would want to go to Mars as his employee?
    watto_cobrasconosciutoJP234
  • Reply 34 of 98
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 7,769member
    pjohnt said:
    "Decimated" literally means to reduce by 10%.  This word is used incorrectly all the time.
    That's only one of the meanings. Another is the one referred to in the article. 



    ronnmuthuk_vanalingamtdknoxsconosciutoelijahg
  • Reply 35 of 98
    pjohnt said:
    "Decimated" literally means to reduce by 10%.  This word is used incorrectly all the time.
    From Oxford:

    dec·i·mate
    /ˈdesəˌmāt/

    verb
    past tense: decimated; past participle: decimated
    1. 1. 
      kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of.
      "the project would decimate the fragile wetland wilderness"
    2. 2. 
      HISTORICAL
      kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers or others) as a punishment for the whole group.
      "the man who is to determine whether it be necessary to decimate a large body of mutineers"

    The definition you're using is "historical", not current. You won't feel left behind if you grow with the language.
    ronnmuthuk_vanalingamtdknoxroundaboutnowsconosciutomontrosemacselijahgbaconstangFileMakerFeller
  • Reply 36 of 98
    thttht Posts: 5,507member
    pjohnt said:
    "Decimated" literally means to reduce by 10%.  This word is used incorrectly all the time.
    Nōnāgintied?
  • Reply 37 of 98
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 3,086member
    bsimpsen said:
    pjohnt said:
    "Decimated" literally means to reduce by 10%.  This word is used incorrectly all the time.
    From Oxford:

    dec·i·mate
    /ˈdesəˌmāt/

    verb
    past tense: decimated; past participle: decimated
    1. 1. 
      kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of.
      "the project would decimate the fragile wetland wilderness"
    2. 2. 
      HISTORICAL
      kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers or others) as a punishment for the whole group.
      "the man who is to determine whether it be necessary to decimate a large body of mutineers"

    The definition you're using is "historical", not current. You won't feel left behind if you grow with the language.
    Pass that sagely advice on to the USSct? See also eg the word "privacy." ready go
    FileMakerFeller
  • Reply 38 of 98
    doal said:
    He’s a fucking genius. He’s a fucking asshole. Everything he does is something. Tesla was an asshole. 
    Don’t mince words. Tell us what you really think…
    JP234baconstang
  • Reply 39 of 98
    Amazing how so many people who see this as a political exorcism can’t see the simple numbers. The staffing is maybe down to 900 people from about 4x that amount just weeks ago. Even if 30% of the original amount were superfluous, organizations don’t get gutted like this and still prosper. Witness the fact that some of those originally laid off had to be hired back because the reduction in headcount was overzealous and indiscriminate. And hiring skilled replacements is impossible when the workplace is publicly seen as unstable. 

    The core of the engineering team left yesterday, discouraged by the way Musk has handled the HR side of dealing with the employees, preferring a combative approach. If anything, this chapter in Musk’s career should put an end to the myth of Musk as a genius—he’s handling this like a moody teenager with scores to settle. 
    ronnmuthuk_vanalingamtdknoxwilliamlondonstompywatto_cobrablastdoorelijahgFileMakerFellertmay
  • Reply 40 of 98
    xbit said:
    Madbum said:

    just managment doing their thing. Elon has succeeded at everything, no reason to think he won’t here 
    He didn't succeed at keeping his wife.

    If you want to keep with the sports team analogies, go read The Damned Utd by David Peace. Very apt.
    Neither did Bill Gates, and Jeff Besos
    bluefire1watto_cobra
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