Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, entered Twitter’s San Francisco offices on Thursday with a sink in hand and looked to deliver more than just his goofy humor.
The “Chief Twit’s” alleged plan to apparently acquire and gut the firm by an astounding 75%, a move that at least one industry insider claimed to applaud, seems to have caused several workers commenting on the anonymous employment site Blind to express dread and doom. (As predicted, he reduced that figure but foresaw layoffs.)
When a potential employee enquired about a job opening inside the firm, a Twitter employee who wished to remain anonymous said, “At this point, there is no upside left.” That employee cited stress, potential layoffs, and a decrease in work-life balance as the causes.
Meanwhile, a different Twitter employee said that existing workers had started making jokes about the upcoming layoffs.
In response to a discussion thread regarding memes and jokes teasing the business, the employee remarked, “To be honest, we’re sharing a lot of them internally as a type of gallows humor, so keep it coming.”
What’s stranger, the author said, “is people dancing on the grave of one of the last large tech WLB+good pay places that may have been a future employee or a counter offer that might have been leveraged.”
Considering the frequency with which complaints about the demise of work-life balance have been voiced, it’s safe to assume that those at Twitter who managed to avoid being wiped out by Musk’s “Thanos Snap” are concerned that they’ll be pushed to exhaustion in the wake of his success with Tesla and SpaceX.
So even while photographs show hordes of people enamored by Musk and Musk boasts that he’s “seeing a lot of nice folks at Twitter,” it seems there is still a solid contingent of doubters inside the firm.