If you’ve been following the story of Elon Musk buying 9.2 percent of Twitter’s shares, making him the company’s largest shareholder, you’ve been privy to the various twists and turns that have occurred.
After news broke of the big move, speculation ran wild over what Musk’s plan was. That question seemed to be answered after current Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announced that the Tesla owner was going to join Twitter’s board. That would cap Musk’s ability to buy shares at just above 14% but would theoretically give him some voice in the decision-making of the social media company.
Things changed suddenly, however. Agrawal issued a statement Monday stating that Musk would not be joining board. There was no further explanation given (only that it was Musk’s decision), but some suspected that the billionaire was positioning himself for a hostile takeover, something that wouldn’t be possible if his shares were capped well under a majority stake.
That ambiguity has reportedly led to much hyperventilating among Twitter’s employee base. According to Bloomberg’s report, employees fear for the future and are creating support groups.
The uncertainty left Twitter workers feeling “super stressed” about the future, with employees reportedly “working together to help each other get through the week.”
The report cited interviews with Twitter employees who asked not to be identified while discussing the company’s inner workings. Several employees told the outlet that Twitter’s internal environment was a “s–t-show” after Musk’s deal with the board fell through.
One Twitter employee griped that Musk was likely ‘just getting started” with pushing for change at the company – a development the worker described as “unfortunate,” according to Bloomberg.
You can imagine being emotionally unstable and panicking at the thought that Elon Musk could make Twitter Continue readingLibertarian with regard to freedom of speech. It’s not like he’s looking to come in and fundamentally change what the social media company does. At this stage, his only goal is to ensure that people are able to express themselves (within certain limits) and believe what they want.
Yet, for the scores of liberals that work for the company, that’s enough to give them hives. It’s all so silly when you step back and think about it.
It’s not surprising, though. The majority of those who work in tech companies were raised within a specific culture from the time they entered college. They are taught that opposing views are dangerous and they will not accept them. If you don’t think a man can become a woman, you are deemed an existential threat and are treated as such. They see Elon Musk as not only a businessman who makes a business decision but also as an enemy to their whole worldview.
Of course, that’s deranged, as a company like Twitter exists to make money, paying employees and shareholders. This company does not exist for woke liberals to feel good about themselves. Modern corporate culture has enabled the inmates of the asylum to operate it, and that is what we see.
There’s nothing normal about this kind of hysterical immaturity being shown by adults. If I worked for a company and Hillary Clinton bought 9.2 percent of it, I wouldn’t like that, but I wouldn’t need smelling salts and a support circle either. Why? Because I’m a grown man and freaking out like a pre-pubescent child over something so mundane is a ridiculous thing to do.
And while I’d love to say these employees will grow out of such behavior, it’s clear they won’t. Conservatives made a huge mistake over the last several decades assuming that far-leftism was just a university fad that wouldn’t spill over into the workplace. This battle ended in defeat. Now, it’s up to people like Musk to retake ground and re-establish some semblance of normalcy back in the corporate world. Let’s hope he has the will to do so.