Twitter employees in mega-meltdown over Musk going through with deal to buy company

It was a grim day at Twitter after the news broke that billionaire Elon Musk has reversed course after months of uncertainty and intends to purchase the tech giant after all, a development that had many employees wailing in despair as judgment day now appears to be imminent.

The Tesla/SpaceX CEO’s troubled deal to acquire the San Francisco-based company appeared to be on the skids until the surprise announcement that he intends to go through with the sale at the original price of $54.20 per share according to a Monday SEC filing, news that wasn’t taken well by those who have a vested interest in maintaining the one-sided censorship that has come to define the platform.

Emotionally fragile Twitter employees took to social media to vent about the big changes that will be coming soon, changes that many of them may not survive if, as expected, Musk engages in a thorough housecleaning, something that he teased by announcing an upcoming “everything app” in a Tuesday tweet.

Some aggrieved ministry of information workers took to Blind, an app that allows employees at corporations to post anonymously with one whining, “So we’ve got an angry triggered billionaire going to own us, who’s looking for vengeance, the worst financial market in years; hiring freezes everywhere. Q4 is looking great.”

“Am worried not so much about the Elon takeover and the consequences in the workplace, more so that he will turn this platform into a political weapon for harassing everybody, some behavior he is already exhibiting this week,” another employee wrote on Blind.

“Cue the layoffs,” wrote another.

“Living the plot of Succession is f**king exhausting,” griped Twitter’s director of ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability, Rumman Chowdhury who was clearly flustered by the news.

“Never boring over here…,” wrote Nola Weinstein, the company’s global head of Culture, Engagement & Experiential Marketing.

“At this point, just do it or don’t. I’m so sick of having my life dictated by the whims of bored manbabies,” another Twitter employee told NBC News reporter Ben Collins.

Collins also expressed dismay over Musk’s big acquisition and the implications that it would have for the censorship regime.

“If Musk is really taking this site private, there are no real guardrails anymore. Rulemaking can be capricious,” he tweeted. “He can elevate any idea or person he wants through recommendations and UX choices and there will be no oversight on this as a private company.”

Other reactions to Musk’s big score:

“On the internal Slack messaging system on Tuesday, employees discussed the implications for the company, their jobs and their stock compensation. In a channel with nearly 2,000 members that is used to joke about company news, some wondered what would happen if Twitter’s board did not accept Mr. Musk’s renewed offer. Some speculated that Twitter’s stock would plummet, while another, referring to Mr. Musk, said the company would not have to be owned by ‘a moron,'” the New York Times reported.

The big question now is whether Musk will do what his detractors have long been dreading, reversing the company’s decision to deplatform former President Donald J. Trump, the left’s ultimate nightmare scenario.

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