Twitter employees are already calling the new head of the company Elon Musk Voldemort, the main villain of the Harry Potter saga. He sets them more and more new conditions, while ignoring his other business - Tesla.
Twitter employees recently received another email from Musk asking them to work hard or quit.
According to The Washington Post, employees had to follow a link in the letter and click "yes" before 5 p.m. in order to continue working at Twitter. Anyone who did not do so would be fired with three months' severance pay.
Musk said in the letter that the employees remaining at the company would have to work long hours and at high intensity and that only exceptional productivity will be a passing grade.
In addition, Musk fires those employees who openly criticize him. According to the media, at least 10 people have already been fired for making critical remarks on the corporate messenger Slack. For this, they began to call him "He Who Must Not Be Named" similar to Voldemort from the Harry Potter saga.
Employees fear that the new colleagues Musk brought in from Tesla will go through all Slack posts and search for "Elon" and "Musk" to find people who are critical of the new chief.
"He's like Voldemort, or He Who Must Not Be Named. Everyone calls him “the guy upstairs” or “the new owner” so that in case his thugs check the chats for the words “Elon” and “Musk”, nothing pops up," The Daily Mail wrote, citing an anonymous company employee.
While Musk has been busy with Twitter, Tesla has ceased to be the focus of his attention, and the company's stock has fallen noticeably lately: the company's share price is currently around $187, the lowest it has been in two years. Moreover, Musk has already lost $70 billion this year because of the drop in Tesla stock.
Nevertheless, despite the fact that competition in electric cars is growing, Musk now appears to be almost out of Tesla's business, confirming the worst fears of the company's investors.
According to Reuters, citing a statement from Tesla board member James Murdoch, Musk has already chosen his successor as Tesla CEO, and he did so months ago. Alas, the identity of the company's new CEO has not yet been disclosed.