Two high-level Twitter execs shown the door as Musk buyout pends

Two top Twitter honchos were reportedly given their pink slips by CEO Parag Agrawal. Former executives Kayvon Beykpour and Bruce Falck took to their former employer’s platform to break the news to their following, and imply that the decision to leave was made for them, not with them.

“Interrupting my paternity leave to share some final [Twitter]-related news: I’m leaving the company after over 7 years,” he wrote. “The truth is that this isn’t how and when I imagined leaving Twitter, and this wasn’t my decision. Parag asked me to leave after letting me know that he wants to take the team in a different direction.”

But Beykpour didn’t go as far as to badmouth soon-to-be Twitter owner Elon Musk, saying that he believes Twitter’s best days are still ahead.

Falck took a similar approach to his sudden ouster.

“I wanted to take a moment to thank all the teams and partners I’ve been lucky enough to work with during the past 5 years. Building and running these businesses is a team sport,” he explained. “We were able to achieve the results we did through your hard work – – quarterly revenue does not lie. Google it.”

According to Bloomberg, a memo sent by Agrawal announcing the layoffs said that they were more based on hitting goals than they were related to the Musk buyout of the platform.

“At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the decision was made to invest aggressively to deliver big growth in audience and revenue, and as a company we did not hit intermediate milestones that enable confidence in these goals. In order to responsibly manage the organization as we sharpen our roadmaps and our work, we need to continue to be intentional about our teams, hiring and costs,” the memo reportedly read.

As American Wire reported on Friday, the takeover of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” until the total number of spambots can be officially calculated.

“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Musk tweeted.


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3 days ago

“the decision to leave was made for them, not with them.”
Normally, when people are given ‘pink slips’ they are ‘not’ part of the decision making process. In this case…pink slips were given out to get rid of the ‘dead-wood’ and probably to remind the rest of the ‘dead-wood’ they better start sprouting leaves or doing something useful. Musk has never been known to tolerate slackers working for him.
“Interrupting my paternity leave”…oh, boo-hoo. You are ‘not’ a victim.

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3 days ago

“Interrupting my paternity leave to share some final @twitter-related news.”

Repeat this line but say it with a gay lisp, and you’ll have a better understanding of the deviant who wrote it.

3 days ago

Time to take out the trash.
Way overdue

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 days ago

Hooray awesome

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