Tech layoffs which have left lakhs of employees unemployed globally, have also triggered anxiety among professionals who still have a job, due to the abrupt manner in which people are fired. Families are also facing uncertainty, as one American-Indian teenager ran away from her house, out of the fear that her father could lose his job. Amidst the confusion, a Twitter employee took to social media when he couldn't access his work computer, and the new CEO Elon Musk simply laughed at him.
Adding insult to injury?
After Twitter announced a fresh round of layoff for engineers from the machine learning segment among others, Haraldur Thorleifsson tweeted that he had been unable to log for nine days. He added that while 200 others faced a similar issue, the HR department wasn't confirming if they are still employees of Twitter or not. When he revealed his job profile after Musk's approval, the new Twitter boss responded with laughing emojis instead of clarity.
Just one of Musk's many insensitive acts
The response by a CEO triggered strong comments from Twitter users, days after tweeple across the globe had suffered glitches due to an outage on the social media site. Musk's insensitive response is also among others such as the Salesforce CEO who took a 10 day vacation for digital detox, after firing thousands from the firm. One former Twitter employee who was laid off despite sleeping in the office to finish work, also said that she regretted all the effort she had made.
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