18 Nov Work “long hours at high intensity” or GTFO
“Elon Musk sent a message to Twitter Inc staff telling them they had until Thursday to decide whether they wanted to stay on at the company to work ‘long hours at high intensity’ or take a severance package of three months pay.
Musk told Twitter employees that anyone who had not clicked on a link confirming ;you want to be part of the new Twitter’ by Thursday evening New York time would be considered to have quit…
‘Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely hardcore,’ the message from Musk said. ‘This will mean long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade.'”
What is the deal with people who idolize Elon Musk? Or those who thought he was gonna revolutionize Twitter into a town hall where anyone could be heard regardless of politics? Like, who believed that? This is the same dude touting brain chips… I mean, do you really think he is some friend of John & Jane Q. Public?
“Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain chip tests kills 15 monkeys out of 23, company accused of causing ‘extreme suffering’, says report”
Would you want that in your head? I wouldn’t.
On Yahoo Finance, one commenter writes:
“Lots of comments here about those poor employees having to work long hours. Twitter and numerous other tech companies were an exception because they wanted to attract the ‘entitled’ woke crowd. Times are changing and I predict the Musk Effect will be incorporated into other Silicon Valley Companies. Ex Twitter Employees won’t find work so easily…”
I see. So I wonder how this person would feel if his boss showed up and said, “Work long hours at high intensity or GTFO in the middle of a recession.” Sadly, I think he’s probably correct that other companies will follow suit and IMO, it won’t just be tech companies.
I think one reason people idolize Musk is because he’s unabashedly doing what they’d love to do, too. ORDER THE PEONS BACK! TELL THEM TO SIT DOWN AND STFU OR LEAVE!
Another commenter writes:
“Love Musk’s tone setting for the desired culture at all of his enterprises. If you are not passionate about your job, go find another … government jobs still offer low stress, little to no demand for quality or efficiency, and good job security. If you want to be part of something special then strap yourself in.”
I can’t help but notice these are all dudes who want to fan-boy out about Musk. I don’t get the appeal of it, but I think we will see more of these hard lines drawn by companies.