Twitter workers are fed up with the social media company's ongoing saga with Elon Musk, according to insiders. Many employees have left the company in recent weeks, with some workers saying they are "just mentally exhausted."
1. A steady stream of Twitter employees have left the company in recent weeks. According to insiders, they are fed up with the ongoing drama of Elon Musk's stalled acquisition.
"I'm just mentally exhausted," one current employee who is actively looking to leave Twitter said. Another worker said they and many colleagues have effectively lost respect for leadership at the company due to poor communication around the "the Musk situation."
A former employee who recently left the company said Twitter workers — or "Tweeps" as they're internally dubbed — are announcing their departures "at least once a week, if not two or three times a week."
So many employees have left recently that Twitter changed the way it categorizes attrition specifically "to capture Tweeps leaving due to the acquisition by Elon Musk," according to documents seen by Insider.
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Curated by Hallam Bullock (tweet @hallam_bullock) in London.
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