Elon Musk’s new bid to buy Twitter has workers in turmoil

Elon Musk’s renewed offer to buy Twitter has sent the social media platform’s staff into turmoil once again.

Musk is in talks to acquire the social network for a whopping $44 billion — the original price revealed when he was looking to buy Twitter in April before going out of business in July.

Following the latest development in the month-long buyout saga on Twitter, employees took to the social media platform to voice their grievances.

“Living the succession scheme is bloody exhausting,” said Rumman Chowdhury, director of the META (ML Ethics, Transparency and Accountability) team at Twitter. tweeted.

“I’m sitting on company-wide strategy reviews for 2023 and I think we’ll collectively ignore what’s going on,” she added a few minutes later.

Phone with Elon Musk's Twitter profile.
Elon Musk’s renewed offer to buy Twitter has sent the social media platform’s staff into turmoil once again.
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Elon Musk with hands raised
Musk is in talks to acquire the social network for a whopping $44 billion — the original price revealed when he was looking to buy Twitter in April before stepping down.
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Parker Lyons, a senior financial analyst at Twitter, filled his page with reactionary GIFs related to Musk’s shopping news – including many crying memes.

“I’m going to write my little emails today,” he tweeted next to a photo of a young girl crying while coloring a picture.

He also posted a meme joking that there would be no job security for Twitter employees.

Another employee encouraged his colleagues to walk next to a dystopian video of a model strutting down the mud runway at the Balenciaga fashion show.

On Blind, an anonymous forum used by employees of various companies, Twitter employees banged on the news, according to CNN Business.

“Cue the layoffs,” wrote an anonymous contributor.

On Twitter’s internal Slack messaging system, employees questioned what would happen if the Twitter executive didn’t accept Musk’s offer, the New York Times reported.

Some feared Twitter’s stock would plummet, while an employee said the company needn’t be owned by “an idiot” in a channel with nearly 2,000 members, according to the paper.

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Twitter employees fear Musk’s purchase of the company could lead to layoffs.
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Musk himself tweeted about his upcoming purchase, alluding to the creation of a future app.

“The acquisition of Twitter accelerates the development of X, the everything app,” he said.

https://nypost.com/2022/10/04/elon-musks-new-offer-to-buy-twitter-has-workers-spiraling/ Elon Musk’s new bid to buy Twitter has workers in turmoil

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