Those poor employees don’t know what to do.
Former employees say that group chats have been filled with ex-colleagues advising people currently owed expenses to pay off any amounts outstanding to avoid late payment card fees—but it’s not that easy.
“Some people are like: ‘I don’t have that money,’” the former UK Twitter employee tells Fortune. “’I was relying on Twitter to give it to me.’ People are in really difficult situations here.”
— Fortune, 11/18/22
Aside from parents who will suddenly be contacted by emotional children demanding to have their old rooms dusted off for a pending arrival back, it will be very hard to find Americans who will be sympathetic to the plight of the newly unemployed. Unless the media does it’s job and informs the public of just how well former Twitter employees had it, they won’t know just much of the opulent salaries they irresponsibly just up and blew.
The median income for an American is, as of 2020, $41,535.
The average income for a Twitter employee is $118,000 a year, not including the average $17,000 bonus.
If you’re young and single, that’s a lot of money. After taking into account monthly expenses like housing and utilities, other expenses were essentially taken off the table.
- child care benefits
- family medical leave
- flexible work schedule
- generous parental leave
- dental benefits
- disability insurance
- flexible spending account (FSA)
- health insurance benefits
- life insurance
- pet insurance
- vision benefits
- wellness programs
- company equity
- employee stock purchase plan
- match charitable contribution
- performance bonus
and those all-important
- mental health benefits
Unheard of in the real world, Twitter made the work environment more of a paid playground for Millennials and GenZ.
Aside from select jobs that provide you with a meal you’ve been required to work through, not too many offer free meals with beer on tap (and we assume there’s no limit to consumption), not to mention playrooms and happy hours (also probably daily). For some of these people to say they’re in an emotional and financial conundrum because they don’t have money is a joke.
And it’s not like many of these are nice people worthy of pity.
Too many proudly censored and punished users who didn’t agree with them. They believed they were (and still are) intellectually-superior and benevolent gatekeepers of their values, regardless of how their values differed with the masses. These people were overpaid to be the bad people they are.
The fact they were let go and very few of us have experienced a hiccup, after going to the website, proves how unessential they are.