Since his acquisition of the platform months ago, the American billionaire Elon Musk is soon out of sight until he returns quickly.
The owner of Tesla entered into a long argument with an employee of people of determination at Twitter, until the latter ended up publicly exposing his decision to expel him.
The accusation prompted Musk to immediately apologize
The story began when former employee Haley Thorlevson directed a tweet to Musk as the CEO of the platform, in which he said: “Is your head of human resources unable to confirm whether you are still an employee or not?”
“Nine days after my Twitter accounts were frozen, I don’t know if I was fired or not!” Thorlevson added, according to the Washington Post.
Dear @elonmusk 👋
9 days ago the access to my work computer was cut, along with about 200 other Twitter employees.
However your head of HR is not able to confirm if I am an employee or not. You’ve not answered my emails.
Maybe if enough people retweet you’ll answer me here?
– Halli (@iamharaldur) March 6, 2023
Immediately, Musk responded to the employee, asking, “What work have you been doing?”
The employee responded with a series of tweets explaining his job and accomplishments while working with Twitter. It wasn’t long before Thorlevson received an email from Twitter’s human resources department confirming he had been fired, which he told Musk publicly and on the blue site.
Faced with what happened, the employee demanded his former boss for his full rights, wondering what Twitter would fulfill the contract signed between the two parties, so Musk responded with a tweet containing two laughing emojis.
The American billionaire also commented that the objecting employee had money and pretended otherwise, stressing that he did not do any actual work or add to the platform, accusing him of arguing that his disability prevented him from writing, while he was tweeting and responding to his followers, according to Musk’s accusations.
Musk also questioned the validity of the man’s disability, saying, “I can’t say I respect that much.”
I would like to apologize to Halli for my misunderstanding of his situation. It was based on things I was told that were untrue or, in some cases, true, but not meaningful.
He is considering remaining on Twitter.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 7, 2023
A war of criticism and responses
However, these accusations did not go unnoticed, as the tweets spread like wildfire on the blue bird, in which Mask fought a war of responses to the followers, which finally prompted him to apologize.
The owner of Twitter apologized, stressing in the tweet of regret that it is better to talk to people than to communicate through tweets, in reference to what happened with the employee.
It is noteworthy that Thorlevsson was a businessman residing in Iceland, and sold his company Ueno, a creative design agency he founded in 2014, to Twitter in early 2021.
As part of the acquisition, Thorlevson became a full-time employee of Twitter.
And last February, Musk fired another 200 employees from Twitter, meaning the company now has just over 2,000 workers, down from about 7,500 in October.
Thorlevson’s dismissal also came as part of a new wave of layoffs carried out by Twitter, last Monday.
In addition, Musk considered what happened as a mere misunderstanding of the incident.