Elon Musk has taken a closer look at some of the laid-off employees, a day after he publicly chastised Twitter engineers who called him online. “I want to apologize for firing these geniuses. Their immense talent will no doubt be put to good use elsewhere,” his sarcastic tweet read.
I want to apologize for firing these geniuses. Their immense talent will undoubtedly come in handy elsewhere.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 15, 2022
He responded to a user’s tweet about the layoffs: “Elon has fired numerous employees who criticized him on Twitter and the company’s Slack, according to Protocal”.
According to Protocal, Elon fired numerous employees who criticized him on Twitter and Slack.
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) November 15, 2022
The day before, Musk announced the resignation in a tweet in one instance. In another, a former employee said he was fired after openly rebuking the new Twitter boss.
Engineer Eric Frohnhoefer, who worked on the Twitter app for the Android mobile operating system, reposted one of Musk’s tweets on Sunday with a comment, saying that Musk’s understanding of a technical part of the Twitter app was “wrong.” Musk replied, asking Frohnhoefer for an explanation.
After trying to explain his thinking in a series of tweets, Frohnhoefer was asked by another user why he hadn’t privately shared his feedback with his new boss. The engineer, who has worked at Twitter for more than eight years, replied, “Maybe he should ask questions privately. Maybe use Slack or email.”
On Monday morning, Musk wrote that Frohnhoefer had been fired. Frohnhoefer retweeted that post and posted a saluting emoji that many employees used when they were laid off earlier this month.
Maybe he should ask questions in private. Maybe using Slack or email. 🤷 ♂️
— Eric Frohnhoefer @ 🏡 (@EricFrohnhoefer) November 14, 2022
Twitter has descended into chaos since Musk took over last month. He ruthlessly moved to the clean house after taking over the company on Oct. 27 and has said the company was losing more than $4 million a day, largely because advertisers began fleeing when he took over.
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