Elon Musk emails Twitter staff, warning "economic picture ahead is dire"

I got you.

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Your are my hero :heart_eyes:

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His head is a little big for the body, but I feel like that’s kind of poetic.

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And… he’s just making it worse, at least for Twitter. Twitter has likely violated an FTC order, putting them on the hook for billions in fines, with the chief privacy officer, chief information security officer, and chief compliance officer all having resigned last night - presumably because a) Elon is ignoring their advice/demands, and b) because they’re actually personally legally liable for some of Elon’s orders. Meanwhile Elon is telling the engineers to do shit that’s outright illegal. (Because he’s a big macho engineer who makes big phallic rockets and isn’t “afraid of the FTC”!)

But financial disaster was inevitable considering Elon fundamentally didn’t know what kind of business he bought. He thought an ad sales company was a tech company.

Very much too late, it sounds like. Besides insane working conditions, Elon is asking workers to do unethical and outright illegal things. Gonna see a lot more resignations/firings and employee lawsuits coming up.

Could you imagine a Mars colony run the way he’s running Twitter? Constant chaos, poorly thought-out laws changing on a whim, people being thrown out of airlocks…

I keep saying it, and it keeps being (increasingly) true: Elon Musk is doing a bang-up job destroying the myth of the meritocracy. If the richest man in the world is this big a fucking idiot…

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he will turn the platform into a grotesque amalgam of PornHub, 8chan, Full Tilt Poker, & The Daily Wire

Oh, so only half-bad then!

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‘We are also changing Twitter policy such that remote work is no longer allowed, unless you have a specific exception. Managers will send the exceptions lists to me for review an approval.’

Micromanage much?

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In other news, arsonist warns of fires.

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This is a trainwreck, but on the bright side, the next season of Undercover Boss is gonna be hilarious.

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On short notice, this is what you get…

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Wake up, check tweeter and email first thing to see if you are going to die today.

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But Donnie doesn’t play with his own (scarce) money and MBS is already invested. That leaves the Russians, and I think they are busy right now…

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Oh the tangled web we weave, talking to you Mush…

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TFG will get his rubes to cough up $50 apiece to fund a ‘Campaign for Free Speech’ that buys up (surprisingly) devalued chunks of Twitter.

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Makes him look like Jimmy Fallon…

:thinking:

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First thing and every hour after that. Constant doomscrolling.

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everyone is required to be in the office for a minimum of 40 hours per week

Also, and this is true, a maximum of 40 hours a week (and we really need to start cracking down in this country on companies skirting overtime laws by making everyone an exempt employee).

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What’s striking is how there’s just no plan at all.

I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of emails like that in my tech career, but in addition to the usual “we’re dying because you aren’t working hard enough” trash, there’s always at least the outline of a plan from the CEO on how we will return to profitability. A list of new features, a pivot in the business model, opening new revenue streams, something to work towards to save the company.

This email is just all doom, no plan. Again I ask, how is this guy a billionaire. He’s not even remotely good at being a CEO.

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It is nice how tastefully he elides the fact that twitter being an extra billion per year in the hole is demonstrably and undeniably his fault, even before you get to the damage he’s managed to do over the course of his administration.

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