Internal communications continue to leak out of Twitter HQ —this time, someone calls new sheriff Elon Musk an “a**hole” and says Twitter employees are “going through the five stages of grief.” Give us a break.
Messages from the company’s internal Slack chat were shared by the New York Post:
“Physically cringy watching Elon talk about free speech,” a site reliability engineer who identifies as a nonbinary transgender and plural person wrote.
“We’re all going through the five stages of grief in cycles and everyone’s nerves are frazzled,” wrote a senior staff software engineer who called Musk an “a**hole,” and tried to console his colleagues. “We’re all spinning our wheels, and coming up with worst case scenarios (Trump returns! No more moderation!). The fact is that [Musk] has not talked about what he’s planning on doing in any detail outside of broad sweeping statements that could be easily seen as hyperbolic showboating.”
A senior staff video engineer announced he would be quitting, “Not the place to say it perhaps, but I will not work for this company after the takeover.”
Employees were warned that their Slack chats could be searched and that they should, perhaps, avoid trashing their new boss in such a public manner.
Twitter workers freaking out over Elon Musk in internal Slack messages https://t.co/Gz9Ccjjzp5 pic.twitter.com/uvlElH4Dyj
— New York Post (@nypost) April 28, 2022