Some now-fired Twitter employees are unintentionally making headlines left and right over their post-termination behavior, including their crying and whining.
Now on one hand, it’s very understandable that these former employees are upset. Being fired is a horrible experience. But on the other hand, say critics, these employees were responsible for God knows how many Americans being silenced and censored.
And so because of the culture of censorship that so many Twitter employees had fostered, there’s little sympathy coming from these now-fired workers’ critics, especially since Musk is jumping through hoops to try to help them through the transition:
Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day.
Everyone exited was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50% more than legally required.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2022
Nevertheless, let the crying and whining commence, starting with former Twitter software engineer Jaseem Abid.
“Woke up to no slack/gmail/office access and laptop remotely wiped out. Got fired without even a confirmation email while sleeping? There is always a new low. #twitter,” Abid tweeted Friday morning.
It’s not clear whether his story is legitimate. The problem is it contradicts with what Musk said would happen, which is every employee would receive an email Friday morning letting them know whether they still had a job or not.
“An email went out to the company’s employees late Thursday notifying employees of plans to cut jobs, informing them that by 9 a.m. Pacific time Friday, workers would receive an email with the subject line: ‘Your Role at Twitter.’ Those keeping their jobs would be notified on their company email. Those losing them would be told via their personal email,” The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Regardless, below is Abid’s tweet and a few reaction tweets from critics:
Woke up to no slack/gmail/office access and laptop remotely wiped out.
Got fired without even a confirmation email while sleeping? There is always a new low. #twitter
— Jaseem Abid 🌻🌻 (@jaseemabid) November 4, 2022
Get another job mate and going forward always have a plan B. And for god sake stop crying on twitter.
— Sanjit Tripathy (@TripathySanjit) November 4, 2022
No one cares. Look for a new job like everybody else on this planet. You not having a job is a YOU problem. If you work ward & have worth, you don’t have anything to worry about
— Gary_thereum (@BlockchainChiro) November 5, 2022
I seem to recall a lot of good men & women in the military, medical field, airline industry & those who work for the government, being told to get the jab or lose their jobs, to which most Twitter employees applauded. Well, now it’s your turn to cry. Sorry not sorry.
— mfrench (@mfrench9) November 5, 2022
That new low is giving you 90 days PTO first and an incoming severance package. You expect him to sit down with 3000 people some of which have the ability to sabotage on the way out? Getting fired always sucks but bro this isn’t a new low by any stretch.
— Sneaky Taco (@Sneaky_Taco) November 5, 2022
dude, new low? you are in good hands, got 3 months salary from a company losing $4million a DAY, you worked in “twitter”, you have so many options! have an excellent week with family, chill and apply to places, you will be in good hands before 3 months! be thankful
— mr penguin (@friendofmissy) November 5, 2022
Next up is former Twitter human resources associate Lindsey Kander, whose case is particularly unusual.
On Oct. 30th, she tweeted, “I hate it here.”
Critics have assumed she was referencing working at Twitter.
I hate it here
— Lindsey Kander (@KindseyLander) October 30, 2022
Yet come Friday, she was spouting an entirely different tale.
In a since-deleted tweet, she posted a selfie of herself crying and included the following caption: “It’s insane because I knew it was coming but I’m absolutely ripped in half. Im embarrassed for posting, but it hurts because this company was so damn special. #lovewhereyouworked.”
Twitter human resources associate Lindsay Kander posted unprofessionally about herself crying uncontrollably in reaction to the #TwitterLayoffs led by @elonmusk. https://t.co/GAqOQ3oxNy pic.twitter.com/r2YAgZFMt2
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 4, 2022
Her tweet received an even colder reception than Abid’s tweet, likely because of what she’d tweeted on the 30th of last month.
Indeed, critics were quick to note that she now no longer has to deal with showing up to work every morning at a place she “hates.”
Now you don’t have to be here! 🤣🤣🤣
— Right Meow! (@Hootshoots90) November 5, 2022
I thought u hated it there? Or at least that’s what you posted the day prior 🤦🏼♀️
— Debra Gilchrist (@DebraGilchrist6) November 5, 2022
This aged well for you, didn’t it? I am confused as to why you were on here crying like a baby that you were fired. @elonmusk obviously thought you were unhappy working at Twitter and allowed you to be free of that place you claimed to hate. Are you bi-polar or something?
— Lisa P71 (@farmhousefreak) November 5, 2022
Other critics meanwhile said she deserved to be fired because she’d allegedly been part of the censorship regime at Twitter:
— 🇫🇷 Marie 🍥 (@MarieCaldeira9) November 5, 2022
Macdonalds is hiring.need to stop the censorship.we live in a matrix with the media control and lies.
— Murray Alce (@AlceMurray) November 5, 2022
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