Twitter CEO Elon Musk should have re-read his response to a concerned employee who was unsure of his employment status and resorted to contacting Musk directly, the platform he acquired for $44 billion.
Elon Musk’s response to reprimanding employee who inadvertently injured himself was a rediculous admission about Twitter.
Elon Musk was later mocked for arguing that verbally interacting with people was a far better communication option than using Twitter.
The employee who questioned his employment status after his work computer locked out without warning was Haraldur Thorleifsson, a 45-year-old disabled entrepreneur who lives in the Icelandic capital Reykjavík with a wife and two children. .
When Hallie fruitlessly reached out to the HR department through the appropriate channels and didn’t hear back, she decided to go straight to the source and tweeted Elon Musk to ask if he had been fired.
The strategy of last resort prompted the CEO to jokingly respond, “What the hell are you working on?”
Halli, who suffers from muscular dystrophy – a disease that causes muscles to weaken over time – responded by saying that he saved Twitter $500,000 on a software-as-a-service contract and prioritized design projects. led.
After Halley told Musk the head of HR contacted him and told him he was fired, Musk continued to harp on it and made an able comment, saying that Halley:
“…did no real work, claimed as his excuse that he had a disability that prevented him from typing, yet was simultaneously tweeting a storm.”
After some back-and-forth continued in the thread, a Twitter user who worked closely with Haley confirmed that his work performance and work ethic were “next level”.
Musk then said that he video-called Halley “to find out what was real versus what I was told.”
He then proposed:
“It’s better to talk to people than to communicate through tweets.”
Based on your comment, I just did a videocall with Halli to figure out what’s real vs what I was told. It’s a long story.
Better to talk to people than communicate via tweet.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 7, 2023
People thought the last part of the insufferable Twitter boss’ statement was a hilarious selfie.
An hour later, Musk backtracked and apologized to Halley, calling it a “misunderstanding”.
He also gave a positive update on Halli’s employment status.
“I want to apologize to Hallie for my misunderstanding of her situation.”
“It was based on things I was told were untrue or true in some cases, but not meaningful. He is considering staying on Twitter.”
I would like to apologize to Halli for my misunderstanding of his situation. It was based on things I was told that were untrue or, in some cases, true, but not meaningful.
He is considering remaining at Twitter.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 7, 2023
However, people still weren’t convinced by Musk’s suggestion to adopt a solution he clearly believed was more efficient than tweeting.
If only you didn’t have to step on 100 rakes before realizing stuff
— Mankrik’s Wife (@Marty_Shannon) March 7, 2023
Halli deserves a boss who doesn’t violate who knows how many laws to disclose disabilities to the public VERY publicly and then mock him, his work ethic, AND his disability based on *checks notes* “what he heard”.
I’m sure it has nothing to do with the no-fire list 🙃🙃🙃
— emppu (@daelilah) March 8, 2023
The owner of Twitter says it’s “better to talk to people than communicate via tweet.” Time for us to all log off? pic.twitter.com/0ROLrREfH8
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 8, 2023
Issuing a correction on a previous tweet of mine. Iceland’s Person of the Year, who I happen to employ, is not, as it turns out, “a worthless sack of shit who never did a full day’s work in his meaningless life” pic.twitter.com/3sDGsqdKNN
— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) March 8, 2023
This whole saga has been incredible, but also how funny is it for the guy who paid $44bn for twitter to say “better to talk to people than communicate via tweet” pic.twitter.com/CYk4aZJhRo
— Cassie Pritchard (again) (@hecubian_devil) March 8, 2023
Took him 44 billion dollars and daily public humiliation to realise that, “Better to talk to people than communicate via tweet.” pic.twitter.com/osHGnPc2gJ
— Deepu (@deepusebastian) March 8, 2023
But Elon, you didn’t communicate via tweet. You SMEARED HIM and made fun of his disability in front of HOW MANY USERS? I respect your achievements, but I would NEVER invest in one of your companies becuz of the risk that you’d BURN IT DOWN based on insufficient info or a whim.
— Tomas Robinson (@WmDeWorde) March 8, 2023
Users continued to criticize the CEO’s MO of handling the situation.
Elon Musk has laid off thousands of Twitter employees since his acquisition in October as a way to maintain profitability for the platform.
According to The New York Times, the number of employees was reduced from about 7,500 to 2,000 in October as part of his cost-cutting strategy.
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