While employees look forward to extra from Musk, the fact of the acquisition is beginning to set in. On Thursday afternoon, an inner memo seen by The Verge mentioned that Twitter’s code could be frozen till Tuesday, November 1 at 10AM pacific — the identical day that many employees will see their present batch of fairness and money compensation vest. Then Musk had a few of Twitter’s product leaders meet with employees from Tesla, presumably to assist him get a deal with on what precisely he’s shopping for. (Bloomberg first reported the assembly.) Later within the day, employees donned costumes and introduced their children to work for a #trickortweet Halloween occasion at Twitter’s workplaces.
Since Musk abruptly proclaimed he actually wanted to buy Twitter again earlier this month, Twitter’s most internally seen chief has been Jay Sullivan, the overall supervisor of client and income product. He has been holding common listening periods with employees, however on Thursday, shortly after employees acquired a calendar invite for a “quick informal check in” name with him at 7:35PM ET, the assembly was cancelled “until further notice” with out rationalization.
Many Twitter employees have not too long ago famous the absence of Parag Argawal, their current CEO, who Musk soured on after the 2 initially began speaking about Musk becoming a member of Twitter’s board. “He has been completely absent for weeks,” one present Twitter worker, who requested anonymity to talk with out the corporate’s permission, mentioned of Argawal. “He has ghosted us,” mentioned one other. Both Twitter’s Slack and the Twitter employee-only part of Blind, an nameless message board for tech staff, are full of comparable feedback about Argawal, in keeping with screenshots seen by The Verge.
As is becoming for Musk, his Twitter takeover has been a messy saga fueled by his penchant for drama. In any occasion, we’re hours away from a conclusion to this saga. It’s the start of a brand new period for Twitter.