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3 minutes ago, LiterateStylish said:

Put your Elon hate to the side for just a moment. Watch this video of a Twitter employee describing a day in her work life and tell me that changes didn’t need to be made.

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRQmVqN2/

“Page not available”. I’m not on tiktok, but that’s never been a problem 🤷‍♂️. Without seeing the video I agree with you already, lol.

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2 minutes ago, LiterateStylish said:

Here is a new link (same video)

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I’m sure there was lots of productive people in that bustling office at some point, possibly 🤣.  Elon is not an idiot, he’s not going to lose all his money from this endeavor, it’s called an investment for a reason.  Even if it goes offline for good, it was still a worthwhile investment 👍.

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1 hour ago, LiterateStylish said:

That video was taken before Elon took over.

That’s their work day. Drink mocha. Have a meeting. Get a chef prepared lunch. Have a meeting. Relax and play foosball. Drink red wine.

No wonder Elon is wiping out their work force. This is nuts.

I understood that!  And that’s why they are being reduced. The communists don’t understand this, but paying twice the amount of people to do half the amount of work ISN’T a very wise business decision. The free market will make those businesses pay in one way or another eventually.

Creating lazy societies isn’t usually good for the sustenance of said societies. There is a not so fine line between “overworked and underpaid” and the depiction in the video.

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Christ people are so ignorant sometimes. Do you not think Musk may just be lying/exaggerating  about people only working 4 hours a day, just so he wouldn't look like the douchebag he is when he started halving his workforce?   Twitter has now pretty much quit censoring posts which has resulted in bringing out the crazies, the fascists, the racists, the militia lovers, the election deniers, etc etc, etc You know, Trump's base.   And they're crazier than ever with no moderation. (That's not just my opinion) it's being said by everyone watching it. Personally I'd like to see Musk (and Twitter) crash and burn. I don't think billionaires should even be allowed to exist, they should be taxed out of existence. People thinking Musk is the 'good guy' haven't a clue.

fwiw I didn't even bother to watch the video clip Lit posted. Do people cheat on their work hours? Sure. Lots of people do. Yet twitter was still making money. Lots of it. No one could ever convince me you could halve your work force and not have any deleterious effect  on the company. Impossible.

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1 hour ago, micknaboz said:

 

fwiw I didn't even bother to watch the video clip Lit posted. Do people cheat on their work hours? Sure. Lots of people do. Yet twitter was still making money. Lots of it. No one could ever convince me you could halve your work force and not have any deleterious effect  on the company. Impossible.

The thing is, this is a video of a Twitter employee saying it's THEIR FIRST TIME EVER IN TWITTER HQ.  They've worked for the company for god knows how long and this is their FIRST TIME in this office but it's being used as an illustration of how cushy and lazy the job is.  The job they don't do in that office.

Lit is brazenly lying to simp for the guy he claims he's not a fan of.  

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well I watched the video and I stand by everything I said. Some woman makes a video about scamming the company and we're supposed to believe everyone in the company does!  Seriously?  You ever think maybe she was paid by Musk to make the video so he could use it to justify his actions? Cuz honestly why the hell would any employee make a video like that showing how little work they do?  Big disconnect there.

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1 minute ago, micknaboz said:

well I watched the video and I stand by everything I said. Some woman makes a video about scamming the company and we're supposed to believe everyone in the company does!  Seriously?  You ever think maybe she was paid by Musk to make the video so he could use it to justify his actions? Cuz honestly why the hell would any employee make a video like that showing how little work they do?  Big disconnect there.

This isn't a scam whatsoever.  It's how major silicon valley offices operate.  They're all like this.  

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20 minutes ago, ICRockets2 said:

This isn't a scam whatsoever.  It's how major silicon valley offices operate.  They're all like this.  

You don't know if it's a scam or not. and you're totally wrong in asserting all silicon valley tech companies operate like that and your thinking otherwise only displays your ignorance of Silicon Valley. I lived just south of Silicon Valley for a number of years and did some jobs inside some tech companies, and knew more than a few people who worked inside tech companies and no, few , if any operate like Musk is trying to make out. They do  have lots of perks. but having to work only 4 hours a day for full time pay is not one of them. Musk is an authoritarian narcissistic, conman and I'm sure lies like one.

The only question I have is, is Musk tanking the company on purpose for some nafarious reasons, or did he really fuck up in buying the company?

I suspect there's a lot we don't know and I'm sure it's not as simple as Elon is saying.

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32 minutes ago, micknaboz said:

You don't know if it's a scam or not. and you're totally wrong in asserting all silicon valley tech companies operate like that and your thinking otherwise only displays your ignorance of Silicon Valley. I lived just south of Silicon Valley for a number of years and did some jobs inside some tech companies, and knew more than a few people who worked inside tech companies and no, few , if any operate like Musk is trying to make out. They do  have lots of perks. but having to work only 4 hours a day for full time pay is not one of them. Musk is an authoritarian narcissistic, conman and I'm sure lies like one.

The only question I have is, is Musk tanking the company on purpose for some nafarious reasons, or did he really fuck up in buying the company?

I suspect there's a lot we don't know and I'm sure it's not as simple as Elon is saying.

I didn't say companies operate how Musk claims.  I'm saying the amenities inside Twitter HQ are not uncommon inside the biggest Silicon Valley offices.  Google is quite similar.

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8 hours ago, ICRockets2 said:

This isn't a scam whatsoever.  It's how major silicon valley offices operate.  They're all like this.  

No it’s not.

Google has very cool perks (like chef lunches, daycare, hair salon, etc) but they also have an EXTREMELY competitive work environment.

If you aren’t producing, you’re GONE.

Google’s acceptance rate for hires is 0.2%

Their employees aren’t playing foosball to unwind at 11am or getting a free iced mocha or grabbing some wine and sitting on the roof.

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8 hours ago, ICRockets2 said:

The thing is, this is a video of a Twitter employee saying it's THEIR FIRST TIME EVER IN TWITTER HQ.  They've worked for the company for god knows how long and this is their FIRST TIME in this office but it's being used as an illustration of how cushy and lazy the job is.  The job they don't do in that office.

Lit is brazenly lying to simp for the guy he claims he's not a fan of.  

Uh, this isn’t the only report of this IC. Twitter employees have laughed about their easy work schedule for years now. Musk asked them to work 40 hours per week and they quit. Think about that. They were asked to work a normal amount of hours and their job before that was so cushy that they quit.

I’m not a fan boy of Musk.

I respect the intelligence and skill it takes to create FOUR billion dollar companies.

But outside of that, what do I owe him? He’s never done anything for me personally. He’s just a random figure far away that’s on the news sometime.

Whether it’s Musk or the local grocery store, i’ll stick up for what’s right. And employees working 4 hours per week is garbage. So I don’t blame Musk one bit for making a culture change.

Twitter has been in trouble financially for YEARS. This is probably why. They’re paying 3,000 people to do the job of 1,000 people because they’re all working part time while paying full time salaries.

If in 2 years Twitter isn’t turned around and making a profit, i’ll say Musk failed. But i’m not going to shit on him for trying to fix this.

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8 hours ago, micknaboz said:

You don't know if it's a scam or not. and you're totally wrong in asserting all silicon valley tech companies operate like that and your thinking otherwise only displays your ignorance of Silicon Valley. I lived just south of Silicon Valley for a number of years and did some jobs inside some tech companies, and knew more than a few people who worked inside tech companies and no, few , if any operate like Musk is trying to make out. They do  have lots of perks. but having to work only 4 hours a day for full time pay is not one of them. Musk is an authoritarian narcissistic, conman and I'm sure lies like one.

The only question I have is, is Musk tanking the company on purpose for some nafarious reasons, or did he really fuck up in buying the company?

I suspect there's a lot we don't know and I'm sure it's not as simple as Elon is saying.

I’ve already given my theory on his plan:

1) Takes the company private so he doesn’t have to release financials (already done)

2) Lays off or encourages the quitting of thousands of workers to lessen payroll (already done).

3) Takes the company through bankruptcy court to offload billions of debt (he has hinted at this).

4) Comes out the other side with a social media company that has billions less in debt, less payroll, the same or similar revenue as advertisers come back on and high profile users pay for perks, and the company is now in the profits.

5) He can enjoy the profits and use Twitter as his personal advertising platform for Tesla, SpaceX, etc, or he can sell it for $100B and double his money.

 

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