Elon Musk posts a video of himself entering Twitter HQ with a bathroom sink and a message: “Let that sink in!”
The judgment day may be near for Twitter employees as Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a video of himself carrying a bathroom sink with the message, “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!”
On Wednesday, Leslie Berland, Twitter’s Chief Marketing Officer and Head of People, notified all employees in an email that Musk would be in the office during the week. Some Musk fans are already speculating Musk is taking the sink to Twitter’s headquarters “to wash away the tears of employees.”
Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in! pic.twitter.com/D68z4K2wq7
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2022
Another fan posted a meme with the message, “The current mood of all the woke employees at Twitter.”
The current mood of all the woke employees at Twitter. pic.twitter.com/6eiwHayxVd
— Nick Fad🇺🇸 (@NicAtNigh) October 26, 2022
Earlier today, Musk changed his bio on Twitter to “Chief Twit” after a report that he’s committed to closing the $44 billion acquisition of Twitter on Friday. The report is the clearest indication yet that Musk plans to comply with a Delaware court judge’s deadline to complete the transaction by Friday.
Early this month, a Delaware Chancery Court judge ruled that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has until October 28 to complete his acquisition of Twitter if he wants to avoid a trial, granting Musk a slight reprieve. The ruling came a few days after Musk shocked the world when he announced he was ready to proceed with the $44 billion takeover deal to end all litigation in order to close the deal.
As we reported last week, Musk planned to lay off nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s 7,500 workers after the acquisition is complete. Musk told investors in his $44 billion takeover deal to buy the social giant “that he planned to get rid of nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s 7,500 workers, whittling the company down to a skeleton staff of just over 2,000.
The report has put Twitter employees in panic mode. In a draft open letter received by Times, unknown Twitter employees demanded that Musk commits to preserving Twitter’s current headcount if his takeover of the company goes through.
The letter goes on to demand that he does not discriminate against employees based on their political beliefs and that he commits to “fair” severance policies and more communication about working conditions. “We demand to be treated with dignity, and to not be treated as mere pawns in a game played by billionaires,” the list of demands says
On April 25, Twitter agreed to sell the company to Elon Musk for $44 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Twitter stockholders will receive $54.20 in cash for each share of Twitter common stock that they own upon closing the proposed transaction.