Meeting has ended and staff are frightened about layoffs
The all-hands meeting concluded round 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
According to a supply, the majority of the reactions on Twitter’s Slack messaging board have been adverse in nature.
Employees expressed that lots of their worries about layoffs, distant work, a decreased deal with content material moderation and inclusion and variety measures have been confirmed.
Employees additionally despatched memes about the best way to model themselves as distinctive, in keeping with the supply, an obvious reference to Musk’s be aware that distinctive staff might doubtless proceed to work remotely and wouldn’t should worry layoffs.
Musk desires Twitter to succeed in 1 billion each day lively customers
Success at Twitter would seem like a major enhance in each day lively customers, probably topping 1 billion, Musk stated, in keeping with a supply.
Twitter said in its Q1 2022 earnings that it had 229 million month-to-month each day lively customers.
Musk’s definition of success would additionally embody whether or not Twitter helps additional civilization and consciousness, he stated.
Musk diverts into dialogue of aliens
Musk briefly diverted the dialog right into a dialogue about aliens and human consciousness.
He stated he hasn’t seen precise proof of aliens, in keeping with a supply.
Musk says he would not care about being CEO
Musk would not care about being CEO at Twitter, he stated, in keeping with a supply.
He stated he cares about driving the product in a selected course, however is not too hung up on titles.
Users needs to be allowed to say what they need on Twitter, Musk says
When it involves authorized however probably dangerous speech, Musk advised Twitter staff, that individuals needs to be allowed to say what they need.
But that is totally different from Twitter selling that speech, Musk stated, in keeping with the supply.
Users have the proper to filter out content material they do not wish to see, he added. Musk stated the commonplace is rather more than not offending individuals, it is that they’re entertained and knowledgeable.
Musk reiterated a sentiment he made on-line earlier that if 10% of the far left and much proper are upset, Twitter is doing the proper factor.
Addressing the subject of inclusion and variety, Musk stated the most inclusive factor to do could be to get all people on Twitter.
He stated he believes in strict meritocracy.
Musk addresses query of attainable layoffs at Twitter: The firm must get wholesome
Musk stated layoffs at Twitter will rely upon its monetary state of affairs.
“It depends. The company does need to get healthy,” Musk stated, in keeping with the supply. “Right now the costs exceed the revenue”
Musk stated there must be some rationalization of headcount or else Twitter will not be capable to develop.
“Anyone who is a signification contributor has nothing to worry about,” he stated.
Musk has a robust bias towards in-person work
Musk, who just lately advised his staff at Tesla to come back to work in their offices 40 hours a week or resign, appeared to attract a distinction between working remotely at the automobile firm and at Twitter.
“Tesla makes cars, and you can’t make cars remotely,” Musk stated, in keeping with a supply aware of the matter.
Musk didn’t element what his coverage on distant would seem like for Twitter staff and stated if somebody is outstanding at their job, distant work is okay, in keeping with the supply.
But, Musk stated his “bias is strongly towards working in person.”
Musk on how he can construct belief with Twitter staff
“If someone is getting useful things done, that’s great. If they’re not then I’m like why are they at the company.”
— Lauren Feiner
Elon Musk on free speech
Elon on free speech (paraphrased): People needs to be allowed to say racist issues however that does not imply Twitter ought to market it.
— Lauren Feiner
Musk requested why he loves Twitter
Elon when requested why Twitter: “I love Twitter”, “I learn a lot from what I learn on Twitter.” It’s a “great way to get a message out”, “some people use their hair to express themselves, I use Twitter”
— Lauren Feiner
Employees are asking questions
Employees submitted questions s they’re most keen on – no promise they’ll reply however highest ranked in classes of office insurance policies (i.e. distant work), free speech, Elon’s urged product enhancements and relationship with staff — Lauren Feiner