Twitter employees were scheduled to have a Monday off for the company’s monthly “Sabbath Day.” But Elon Musk makes it hard not to worry about work. Musk, the billionaire who announced this month that he would become the largest personal Twitter shareholder, has backed away from plans to join the company’s board over the weekend. Earlier in the day, CEO Parag Agarwal laid the foundation for a friendly relationship by inviting Musk to join the board. The company was so confident that it would admit that it listed Musk as a board member on its investor relations website. Agarwal also hosted a Q&A session with Kasturi and staff this week.
For some employees, the sign of retrograde chaos: Mask is going to tweet his Twitter criticism to more than 80 million followers on the site without any need to act in the best interests of the company. Question and answer has been canceled.
In his announcement late Sunday, Agarwal hailed Musk’s surprise decision as good for Twitter, but warned of “confusion ahead.” Whiplash is irresistible, workers say. Vibe among employees on Twitter is “extremely stressed”, with employees “working together to help each other throughout the week,” some said, requesting anonymity with company insiders.
In recent days, Musk has been tweeting product ideas to turn part of its San Francisco headquarters into a homeless shelter, excluding ads from members of Twitter’s subscription services. Without a board seat, there are no restrictions on how many shares he can buy, or on his tweets; One employee expressed concern that Mask was “just starting out, which is unfortunate.” Multiple workers described the situation as a “sh-t show.”
Some Twitter users had mixed feelings about participating in any Ask-Me-Any session with Mask anyway. This may make it clear that Musk planned to be friendly or hostile to his bet, but this may raise further questions about how he will respond to his wishes.
“The immediate cooling effect of the mask was something that bothered me significantly,” Rumman Chowdhury, a director of Twitter’s AI research team, posted on the social media site.
Meanwhile, Mask fans on Twitter have followed his lead to criticize the product. “Twitter has a nice culture of ridiculous constructive criticism, and I’ve noticed that its minions have been silenced because of attacks on workers,” Chowdhury said.
Kasturi’s sudden change of seat on the board also sparked speculation about his last game. Without joining the board, Musk, who owns just over 9 percent of the company, is no longer subject to a stalemate that would limit his stake to 14.9 percent.
“Elon’s decision is not good for Twitter,” said Matt Navara, a social media consultant. “Twitter thought it was difficult to keep Trump on the platform. Elon Musk is going to be a corporate nightmare. “
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