The Chief of Twitter publicly mocked one employer with disability who wasn’t aware that he’d been laid off.
Since he took over Twitter, Musk has been under fire for annoying his former and current employers.
In the latest series of events, one employer, Haraldur Thorleifsson – a senior director of design at Twitter, contacted Elon via Twitter after trying to reach out to him for several days.
It happened after Haraldur found out he could not access his work computer at Twitter headquarters.
“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?” Thorleifsson wrote on Twitter.
After reading his tweet, the business magnate responded in the comments and asked what work he has been doing.
“I would need to break confidentiality to answer this question here. If you have your lawyers share in writing that I can do that, then I’d be happy to discuss that openly!” the Iceland-based employee replied.
Approving his request, Musk gave him the go-ahead.
“Among others: – led the effort to save about $500k on one SaaS contract. Supported closing down many others – led prioritization of design projects across the company to make sure we were able to deliver with a small team,” Haraldur wrote. “led design crits to help level up design across the company – was hiring manager for all design roles – worked on efforts to steer the company away from focusing on power users and on to younger users (because our user base is aging)”
In response, the multi-millionaire asked his former employee to prove his work through pictures, or he would assume that he was lying.
“Level up from what design to what? Pics or it didn’t happen. – We haven’t hired design roles in 4 months – What changes did you make to help with the youths?” he asked.
After reading his bizarre demanding response, Haraldur said his work computer was locked on Musk’s instructions, and he doesn’t have access to any pictures of documents since everything was saved on his computer.
“I could go on. Am I allowed to talk about how the company has operated since you took over?” he asked. “But the original question was if I was still employed or not since you or your head of HR haven’t been able to answer that yet. But she did just miraculously reply so I finally have confirmation that I no longer work at Twitter!!”
“Now the next question is if you will make sure I get paid what I’m owed per my contract?!” he further asked.
Adding more to the disgraceful interview the chief twit did in Haraldur’s comment section, he made fun of his disability and said he did no actual work at Twitter.
“The reality is that this guy (who is independently wealthy) did no actual work, claimed as his excuse that he had a disability that prevented him from typing, yet was simultaneously tweeting up a storm. Can’t say I have a lot of respect for that,” Musk tweeted.
After reading his absurd comment, Haraldure mentioned Musk in his tweet again and penned his response in a thread and explained his lifelong struggles with his disability.
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