Twitter Employee Calls Out Elon Musk On Twitter. It Doesn’t End Well For The Employee.
Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., reacts while speaking during an unveiling event for the Tesla Model Y crossover electric vehicle in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Friday, March 15, 2019. Musk said the cheaper electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be available from the spring of 2021. The vehicle's price will start at $39,000, a longer-range version will cost $47,000.
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Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he fired an employee at the company after the employee called him out publicly.

Musk tweeted an apology on Sunday for Twitter not being as fast as he wants it to be on the app.

“I’d like to apologize for Twitter being super slow in many countries,” Musk tweeted. “App is doing >1000 poorly batched RPCs just to render a home timeline!”

Eric Frohnhoefer, an apparent employee at the company, responded to Musk, writing: “I have spent ~6yrs working on Twitter for Android and can say this is wrong.”

Musk responded directly to Frohnhoefer a short time later, writing: “Then please correct me. What is the right number?”

“Twitter is super slow on Android,” he added. “What have you done to fix that?”

Frohnhoefer responded to another user who said that it was a bad idea to call out Musk publicly by saying Musk “should ask questions privately” by using “Slack or email.”

Musk responded to another account that pointed out Frohnhoefer’s tweets by saying, “He’s fired.”

Musk also slammed a tweet from a former executive at the company over the weekend who claimed that Musk was not telling the truth about how much food was costing the company.

The New York Times reported late last week that Musk had “plans to begin making employees pay for lunch — which had been free — at the company cafeteria.”

Musk had said that it was “bizarre” that the company was paying for the employee’s food “given that almost no one came to the office.” “Estimated cost per lunch served in past 12 months is >$400,” he added.

Former Twitter executive Tracy Hawkins responded to Musk’s tweet by writing: “This is a lie. I ran this program up until a week ago when I resigned because I didn’t want to work for @elonmusk For breakfast & lunch we spent $20-$25 a day per person. This enabled employees to work thru lunchtime & mtgs. Attendance was anything from 20-50% in the offices.”

“False,” Musk responded. “Twitter spends $13M/year on food service for SF HQ. Badge in records show peak occupancy was 25%, average occupancy below 10%. There are more people preparing breakfast than eating breakfast. They don’t even bother serving dinner, because there is no one in the building.”

Related: ‘He Set Off My BS Detector’: Musk Wanted Nothing To Do With Now-Bankrupt Crypto Billionaire Who Wanted A Piece Of Twitter Buyout

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