Twitter’s notoriously “woke” employees got some bad news this Friday.
In an email to said employees, the company announced that their usual bonus checks will likely be cut in half this year due to Twitter’s “financial performance,” according to The New York Times.
Moreover, this poor “financial performance” is attributable in part to Twitter’s ongoing war with billionaire businessman Elon Musk, and in part to the crisis in Ukraine.
“Advertisers, who generate most of Twitter’s revenue, have been skittish as economic fears over the war in Ukraine tamp down spending and Mr. Musk’s acquisition bid generates uncertainty about the company’s future,” according to the Times.
“Mr. Musk, who agreed to buy Twitter in April, is now trying to pull out of the deal. Twitter has sued him to force the acquisition. The company is set to face off with Mr. Musk in an October trial in Delaware Chancery Court.”
In the email sent Friday, Twitter chief financial officer Ned Segal said that these “challenges,” as the Times described them, will likely affect the employees’ bonuses.
The “bonus pool” is reportedly currently at 50 percent, though it could fluctuate up or further down depending on the company’s performance.
News of the cut bonus spurred celebration and mockery on social media:
Good. Spoiled liberals anyway. Let them cut back on the soy lattes.
— Joe Black (@Felinascowboy) August 20, 2022
Maybe if they’d quit being the frigging thought police…
— Peggy (@Peggylaureenhay) August 20, 2022
so it cost$ to treat your customers like enemies?
— Cossack The Gary (@chernipeski) August 20, 2022
They should blame it on people leaving their app because their algorithm sucks… smh
— Toni Payne | Orisha (@tonipayne) August 20, 2022
Crime don’t always pay. pic.twitter.com/ebgFLzKzs6
— Christopher Bennett (@CJBENN1962) August 20, 2022
— NotOneBit (@notonebit) August 20, 2022
— C/S P. Mueller 🗽 🇺🇸 🇩🇪 🇬🇧 (@mueller_nyc) August 20, 2022
Why celebration and mockery? Because as noted earlier, Twitter’s employees are notoriously “woke.”
When Twitter’s board agreed to sell the company to Musk back in April, employees threw a massive hissy fit.
“Twitter employees have reportedly struggled with the news that the company is on the verge of being acquired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk with some of them too ‘shocked’ to speak over the billionaire’s plans to promote freedom of speech,” as reported at the time by Fox Business Network.
“Several Twitter employees expressed serious concerns and fear over Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the company including a prominent worry that Musk would undo censorship mechanisms they had worked to implement over the years.”
This, too, provoked mockery:
Reading various Twitter employees and insiders crying over Elon Musk’s takeover, and their tears are the most delicious thing I have ever tasted.
— Sugabaddie 🇳🇬 (@sugabaddie) April 25, 2022
Can Someone please provide me with the Physical Mailing address for Twitter. I have a shit load of Kleenex and Toilet Paper left over from the Covid Farce and I would like to send it to The Twitter employees who are now crying because Elon purchased Twitter.
— BigMoe (@Moe_Alonso) April 27, 2022
Elon Musk haters crying in their sleep about him buying $TWTR
Oh, those poor, overpaid and underworked Twitter employees. I feel so terrible for them. 😂 pic.twitter.com/oR23Tktueu
— 💎🅿️rofit Ⓜ️aker💎 (@ProfitMaker_X) April 13, 2022
Twitter employees crying Elon Musk is freeing free speech. pic.twitter.com/O3ExWRXIHl
— Douglas (@Douglas12552791) April 27, 2022
There’s a reason non-establishment journalists and commentators are constantly being censored or permanently banned from Twitter.
It’s not because the journalists and commentators are bad people who’ve done something wrong.
It’s because Twitter’s employees are establishment-aligned drones who exist to uphold the establishment left’s narratives.
And so that’s why they can’t have someone like legendary psychologist Jordan Peterson saying the truth about biological gender, as just one example out of many:
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 2, 2022
To be clear, the statement that Twitter’s employees are establishment-aligned drones isn’t an opinion — it’s an established fact.
Non-establishment, dissident journalist Alex Berenson recently proved this fact true by sharing internal messages from Twitter showing that the White House had pressured the social media company to permanently ban him.
“[H]e published conversations from an internal Twitter Slack channel that show White House officials had met with its employees in April 2021 and targeted Mr. Berenson. One employee noted the meeting overall went ‘pretty good’ but ‘they had one really tough question about why Alex Berenson hasn’t been kicked off from the platform,'” according to The Wall Street Journal.
“Twitter didn’t ban Mr. Berenson until August, but its employees were clearly under White House pressure to do so. This pressure probably increased over the summer of 2021 as the Delta variant surged and waning vaccine efficacy stymied Mr. Biden’s promise to shut down the virus.”
Berenson obtained this proof by suing Twitter after the network banned him. He’s reportedly planning to sue the White House next.
“I have more documents. I obtained these documents as part of a lawsuit. I think what I’ve already shown is enough that this case will survive a motion to dismiss and will get to discovery and deposition,” he announced this week on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“People inside and outside the White House are going to face some very uncomfortable questions, probably not just about me, but about other people who’ve been de-platformed in the last year or two by Twitter.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 17, 2022
As for Musk’s purchase of Twitter, it somewhat fell by the wayside after he tried to pull out of the deal last month because of the company’s lack of transparency regarding the number of spam accounts on its network.
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