Twitter News: Don't Criticise the Owner (But the Owner can Criticise You)

Musk fires Twitter engineers after critical posts on Twitter and Slack:

Musk had already tweeted Monday that he had fired at least one engineer who publicly criticized him on Twitter. The latest terminations come in the wake of Musk’s decision to let go of about half of all Twitter employees in a bid to cut costs.

Some Twitter employees confirmed the layoffs on their verified accounts.

“Looks like i just got fired for s—posting too ✌️” one wrote in response to another person who said they had been let go.

It’s never smart to criticise your employer in public, although some of this criticism was published on an internal Slack. A mature manager would probably look at the recent unrest and seek to counsel their employees. Not Elon, who has shown not maturity to date and continues to exhibit none. He fired the complainers, and gloated about it publicly afterwards:

“I would like to apologize for firing these geniuses,” he (Musk) wrote on Twitter. “Their immense talent will no doubt be of great use elsewhere.”

Good to see he can criticise those individuals publicly without recourse, hey?

Andrew Canion @canion