“I am aware that many people are furious with me,” Dorsey tweeted after Twitter’s new owner reduced its employees. “I am accountable for why everyone is in this predicament.”
Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, has issued an apology to the company’s recently terminated employees, who were laid off shortly after Elon Musk’s takeover.
Musk, 51, reportedly laid off many of Twitter’s 7,500 staff last week, days after closing a $44 billion agreement to acquire the firm. Friday, the CEO of Tesla stated that he had “no choice” but to reduce his company’s employees due to financial constraints.
Dorsey apologized to the staff affected by the decision in a pair of tweets posted on Sunday, the day after layoffs commenced.
“I am aware that many are furious with me,” he said, adding, “I am responsible for everyone’s predicament since I built the company too quickly. I’m sorry about it.”
Dorsey stated in Saturday’s tweets that he hopes the “strong and resilient” Twitter staff will “find a way” to overcome “whatever terrible the moment may be.”
Nevertheless, he said, “I do not anticipate that to be mutual at this time…or ever…and I understand.”
Multiple Twitter employees are presently suing Musk for allegedly performing a mass layoff in violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), which requires employers to provide at least 60 days’ notice prior to such a move.
Employees are requesting that the court issue an order requiring Twitter to comply with the WARN Act (WARN) and prohibiting the corporation from requiring employees to sign paperwork that waive their ability to sue the company.
In the meantime, Dorsey is in the process of developing a new social app called “Bluesky,” which he thinks will be “a rival to any corporation attempting to own the underlying basics for social media or the data of the users.”
Dorsey, who resigned as Twitter CEO in November 2021, once appeared to support Musk’s decision to acquire Twitter.
In April, when Musk first agreed to purchase the firm, Dorsey referred to the billionaire as “the only solution I trust” for Twitter, despite his belief that no one person should control or manage the company.
“I believe his purpose to expand the light of consciousness,” he stated, adding, “Elon’s goal of developing a platform that is’most trustworthy and most inclusive’ is the correct one.”