The Boring Company boss called Twitter managers last week to ask about employee performance, Platformer reports. Twitter then terminated something like 200 workers on Saturday night, including four high-positioning chiefs. Davis is a long-lasting partner of Twitter proprietor Elon Musk, and has helped reduced expenses since his obtaining.
Elon Musk’s Boring Company boss called Twitter managers last week to discuss employee performance, days before reportedly laying off 200 employees. Musk’s longtime aide Steve Davis has been working with Twitter for the past few months to cut costs at Musk’s request.
As Platformer reported on Monday, Davis called managers and asked questions like: “Who stands out on your team?” and “Who might you wager your occupation on?”
These managers learned later on Saturday that at least 200 employees, including product managers, data scientists and engineers, were being laid off.
The platformer reported that four high-ranking managers founded companies acquired by Twitter before Musk’s takeover, and who were previously on the “don’t fire” list because cutting them would be too costly, adding that their severance packages Includes accelerated stock vesting.
The four included director of product management Esther Crawford seen by some as the embodiment of Musk’s “hardcore” work culture as well as Haraldur Thorleifsson, Martijn de Kuijper, and Leah Culver.
Insider’s Kali Hayes reported in January that Twitter was planning to let go of 50 more employees from its product teams, despite Musk saying in November that no more layoffs were planned.
Davis was at first entrusted with reducing $500 million in expenses at Twitter, yet apparently wound up slicing nearer to $1 billion.
He slept with his partner in a makeshift bedroom at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters just a week after the birth of their child, sources confirmed to Insider. His partner also attended meetings regarding Twitter’s real estate situation while taking care of their newborn. The platformer wrote that his loyalty to Musk and his success in reducing costs has led to internal speculation whether he could be chosen as Twitter’s next CEO.
Davis began working at SpaceX in 2003 and turned into the top of The Exhausting Organization in 2019.