This is absolutely hilarious.
New Twitter owner Elon Musk carried a kitchen sink into Twitter Headquarters on Wednesday and at the same time, he changed his profile to ‘Chief Twit’ and showed the world that he is a master troll.
Musk showed his wit- with his play on words after vowing to cut 75% of staff, days ahead of closing on the $44BN deal that has been an extended rollercoaster ride.
A new report revealed that Twitter had shown an ‘absolute decline’ in users, and whiney leftist employees are revolting over the idea of Musk’s notorious work ethic, making public demands to be treated like well, ahead of a Friday showdown between the new owner and his spanked employees.
Here is the text of the letter:
Staff, Elon Musk, and Board of Directors:
We, the undersigned Twitter workers, believe the public conversation is in jeopardy.
Elon Musk’s plan to lay off 75% of Twitter workers will hurt Twitter’s ability to serve the public conversation. A threat of this magnitude is reckless, undermines our users’ and customers’ trust in our platform, and is a transparent act of worker intimidation.
Twitter has significant effects on societies and communities across the globe. As we speak, Twitter is helping to uplift independent journalism in Ukraine and Iran, as well as powering social movements around the world.
A threat to workers at Twitter is a threat to Twitter’s future. These threats have an impact on us as workers and demonstrate a fundamental disconnect with the realities of operating Twitter. They threaten our livelihoods, access to essential healthcare, and the ability for visa holders to stay in the country they work in. We cannot do our work in an environment of constant harassment and threats. Without our work, there is no Twitter.
We, the workers at Twitter, will not be intimidated. We recommit to supporting the communities, organizations, and businesses who rely on Twitter. We will not stop serving the public conversation.
We call on Twitter management and Elon Musk to cease these negligent layoff threats. As workers, we deserve concrete commitments so we can continue to preserve the integrity of our platform.
We demand of current and future leadership:
Respect: We demand leadership to respect the platform and the workers who maintain it by committing to preserving the current headcount.
Safety: We demand that leadership does not discriminate against workers on the basis of their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or political beliefs. We also demand safety for workers on visas, who will be forced to leave the country they work in if they are laid off.
Protection: We demand Elon Musk explicitly commit to preserve our benefits, those both listed in the merger agreement and not (e.g. remote work). We demand leadership to establish and ensure fair severance policies for all workers before and after any change in ownership.
Dignity: We demand transparent, prompt and thoughtful communication around our working conditions. We demand to be treated with dignity, and to not be treated as mere pawns in a game played by billionaires.
So when Musk posted a video of himself carrying a sink into the social media network’s San Francisco office on Wednesday, the news went viral in what was seen as a reaction to the letter. Musk captioned his trolling: ‘Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!’
NOW – Elon Musk enters the Twitter HQ.pic.twitter.com/bWm6iWdnln
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) October 26, 2022
“Elon Musk fueled rumors he’s closed the deal to buy Twitter after sharing a video of himself carrying a sink into its San Francisco headquarters,” reported, adding:
The world’s richest man shared the clip Wednesday afternoon, which he captioned: ‘Entering Twitter HQ,’ let that sink in.
Musk changed his Twitter profile’s location to ‘Twitter HQ’ and his biography to ‘Chief Twit,’ two days ahead of a court-ordered deadline to complete the $44 billion takeover.
It comes a day after Musk made a vow in a video conference call with bankers, who are helping fund the deal, that he would close the takeover deal before the end of the week.
Twitter’s stock price has soared in recent weeks and closed at $53.35 on Wednesday – close to the $54.20-a-share first offered by Musk for the firm in April.
Musk, 51, looked happy and healthy as he strutted into what’s believed to be his newest purchase. He recently lost 20 pounds as a result of an intermittent fasting diet.
Led by Morgan Stanley, the banks have finished putting together the final credit agreement and are in the process of signing the documentation, marking one of the last steps in providing $13 billion towards the deal.
But the imminent deal comes amid a gloomy report which found Twitter has suffered an ‘absolute decline’ in users since the pandemic, with ‘heavy tweeters’ making up less than 10 percent of accounts.
Musk tweeted a video of the stunt which he captioned: ‘Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!’
On Wednesday, Twitter’s chief marketing officer sent a memo to employees to inform them that Musk would be visiting the San Francisco headquarters this week to address staff, Bloomberg reported.
‘Elon is in the SF office this week meeting with folks, walking the halls, and continuing to dive in on the important work you all do,’ the memo read.
‘For everyone else, this is just the beginning of many meetings and conversations with Elon, and you’ll all hear directly from him on Friday.’
Musk has also vowed to take a far lighter touch on suspending users who break Twitter’s rules on hate speech, having declared himself a strong believer in free speech.