Elon Musk is closing on a $44billion deal to take Twitter private. Word has leaked that Musk will fire 75% of the non-binary, magenta-haired mouthbreathers who mistake their job for a way to social status and a lifelong cure.
Twitter’s workforce will likely be affected by massive cuts in the next months regardless of who owns it, according to interviews and documents obtained from The Washington Post. This change is likely to have a major impact on its ability to control harmful content and prevent data security crises.
In his offer to buy Twitter, Elon Musk stated to potential investors that he would get rid of almost 75 percent of the 7,500 employees. This would reduce the company to just over 2000 people.
Even if Musk’s Twitter deal fails — and there is little evidence that it will — large cuts are expected. According to company documents and interviews with people who were familiar with its deliberations, the current management of Twitter planned to reduce the company’s payroll by $800 million by next year. This would result in the departure of almost a quarter of the workforce. It also proposed to make significant cuts to its infrastructure, including the data centers that provide site access for over 200 million users who log on daily.
Let’s have a look at the numbers. According to the article, Twitter has a manpower budget of $1.5 billion. This is $200,000 per employee. This is mind-blowing. If it’s salary plus benefits, it is absurd. The Twitter board should be taken to the yacht of a sanctioned Russian oligarch.
This article provides a comprehensive overview of Musk’s plans to turn Twitter around. Musk’s plans to reduce costs and improve performance are radical in the tech and social media industries. Musk’s plan to reduce the number of social justice warriors “likely will have major impacts on its ability to prevent data security crises and control harmful content.” This is a disservice to all the bullsh**ter work that goes into making bullsh**t every day. You are too stupid to recognize that you’re relying on thousands or hundreds of people to “prevent” data security crises.
The concern of the left is not data security. They fear losing control over Twitter’s information. It’s cute to call it “harmful material.” But banning Hunter Biden’s New York Post reporting, allowing Iran’s main mullah to continue active, and crushing scientific data on COVID that conflicts with the “zero COVID” approach our government tried to impose, is not fighting “harmful contents.” Instead, Twitter employees were acting as the Sturmabteilung for the anti-freedom, liberal elite.
Do not believe anyone who claims Twitter’s staff cares about your online safety. If they don’t like your politics, they can doxx you, make death threats to you, stalk you, or threaten you with sexual assault if you are a conservative woman. Any perceived violation of your political views will be dealt with by the staff.
Musk is on the right path. Twitter isn’t the only company that doesn’t understand the basic principles of management and economics. Twitter’s reputational problems are largely due to its staffers, who often have little else to do but congregate on Slack to brainstorm ways to control the company’s operations in order to further their political ends.
I don’t know whether Musk can make Twitter financially profitable. However, I’m willing to pay for a flight to California to be outside Twitter when the Antifa thugs are being escorted out of the building by security.