Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, fired some of his employees on November 15 for inappropriate behavior and was criticized on the Twitter Slack channel.
NEW: Employees who have criticized Elon Musk in Twitter’s Slack channels were fired overnight over email.
“We regret to inform you that your employment is terminated immediately,” they’re being told over email. “Your recent behavior has violated company policy.”
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) November 15, 2022
Casey Newton, a crypto enthusiast and writer, reported the incident on his Twitter page around 4:28 p.m., quoting the CEO statement he sent to the employees in an email overnight.
Eric Frohnhoefer, one of the social media platform’s engineers, was among those affected; he was fired for correcting his boss on technical issues.
Newton further confirmed that the number of employees affected is still unknown but gave a rough figure of over 10 workers.
One of the fired employees, Yao Yue, had earlier tweeted about her experience working for Musk.
She confirmed that she had spent over 12 years working on the platform, and it had been an enjoyable experience until Elon became CEO; it became chaotic.
Yue finally said she never expected to be this relieved after losing her job of 12 years on Twitter.
Several members of the Twitter community were not happy about the actions of the CEO. Among their numerous replies, one user said Elon is a spoiled brat who has resorted to damaging his toys due to his inability to use them well. And another user says the CEO is terrible at management.
Meanwhile, Elon Musk, in the late hours of the day, called back two employees and publicly apologized for firing them on his Twitter page.
He even posted a picture he took with the two employees, Johnson and Ligma.
However, these actions brought about mixed feelings among the members of the Twitter community; some were pleased with his actions, but some further criticized him.
One user who commented on the CEO’s tweet pointed out that Elon made yet another uninformed and wrong financial decision by firing those employees without the required two-month severance or notice. Therefore, he had every reason to be sorry under the law.
Nevertheless, ever since Elon became Twitter’s CEO, Dogecoin has experienced a tremendous increase because Musk is keenly interested in the token and holds a large quantity of it.
Currently, it is worth $0.086 and ranks 8th in the crypto market; there is the possibility that it will experience an even greater increase, as some speculate that the CEO will make the coin a utility for the social media platform.
If this happens, there will be a massive demand for Dogecoin, increasing its value. However, these speculations have no solid ground, as the CEO has not said anything to indicate that he would do so.