Twitter sacked half of its 7,500-strong staff on Friday as new chief Elon Musk launched his major overhaul of the troubled company just a week after his massive takeover. A 25-year-old man who also was fired from Twitter shared a post online.
A 25-year-old’s post goes viral
After he fired Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, Musk has no plans to stop there. It appears there are more in line who could lose their jobs or have already lost it. One of them, who was fired after Musk took over, is 25-year-old Yash Agarwal. While the possibility of losing a job leaves most of us devastated, he was clearly not one of them.
Yash shared a picture of himself on social media and shared the news of his layoff with his friends and followers. However, he was not heartbroken about losing his job. Rather, he seemed to cherish his time spent in the organization. He shared a happy picture of himself holding on to two cushions emblazoned with the Twitter logo.
“Just got laid off from #Twitter. Bird App, it was an absolute honor, the greatest privilege ever to be a part of this team, this culture,” read Yash’s post which he shared on both LinkedIn and Twitter.
Just got laid off.
Bird App, it was an absolute honour, the greatest privilege ever to be a part of this team, this culture 💙#LoveWhereYouWorked #LoveTwitter pic.twitter.com/bVPQxtncIg
— Yash Agarwal✨ (@yashagarwalm) November 4, 2022
His post is going viral on social media and for all the right reasons. The internet couldn‘t help but appreciate his positivity and cheered him up with their kind words.
“You are an amazing person, Yash. Twitter was lucky to have you! Please take care and know that I am here if you want to talk or anything,” a user who appears to have worked with him wrote.
You are an amazing person, yash. Twitter was lucky to have you! Please take care and know that I am here if you want to talk or anything.
— Manvi Tyagi(She/her) (@ManviTyagi9) November 4, 2022
“You helped build a brilliant platform. I am sure the loss is theirs. And I am double sure that something more amazing will be waiting for you. All the best,” another user wrote.
You helped building a brilliant platform. I am sure the loss is theirs. And I am double sure that something more amazing will be waiting for you. All the best 👍
— Sushil Joharapurkar 🏹 🚜 (@sushiljain269) November 4, 2022
Twitter's loss! You're going to go places, no matter what you choose to do next. Take care. ♥️
— Amrit Mahapatra (@_amritastic) November 4, 2022
Twitter Sacks “50%” Of Staff
According to NDTV, “roughly 50 percent” of employees were impacted and would be denied access to company computers and email on an immediate basis.
“Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately, there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day,” Musk tweeted Friday evening in his first comment on the subject, 24 hours after the company’s initial email notifying employees of forthcoming layoffs.
Ahead of the layoffs, Twitter closed access to its offices worldwide, asking employees to stay at home to await news of their fate through an email.
“It’s a pretty inhumane way to treat people. It seems like a mercenary effort, they’re trying to save money at all costs,” said one dismissed employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity.