A fired Twitter engineer said he would have come up with ‘way cleverer and more devastating jokes’ about Elon Musk if he’d known he was getting canned

A Twitter engineer said he believes he was fired for violating for criticizing Elon Musk on Slack.
He said he would have come up with “way cleverer and more devastating jokes” if he’d known he’d be fired.
Musk has been quick to get rid of workers who disagree with him.

A fired Twitter engineer said he would have come up with “way cleverer and more devastating jokes” about new owner Elon Musk if he’d known he’d be fired.

After laying off around half of the company’s workforce, Musk has been firing workers for criticizing him and his leadership of Twitter either on the platform or in Slack messages, leading to some workers reportedly removing their posts out of fear for their jobs.

One current employee previously told Insider the firings seemed to target many people in an internal Slack channel called Social Watercooler, which has around 2,000 members and has long been used by staff to chatter and criticize the company.

Daniel Fletcher, who appeared to be a software engineer at Twitter, tweeted on November 15: “I’ve been fired for unspecified recent behavior in violation of unnamed company policy i.e. hanging out in the #social-watercooler.”

He had also retweeted some posts that were critical of Musk’s leadership, including one by since-fired Twitter engineer Benjamin Leib who said that Musk “has no idea wtf he’s talking about.”

On Friday, Fletcher posted a thread commemorating his time at the social-media giant. As well as discussing his job and praising his colleagues, he commented on the jokes he believed led to his layoffs.

“if I had known I would be fired for participating in the 1200 RPC discussion or for making fun of Elon in slack (who knows? we were never told!) then I would have come …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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