Twitter‘s social gaming leader is one of many staff members who have been sacked by new boss Elon Musk.
Last week (October 28) Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter Inc, becoming the platform’s new owner and instantly firing numerous top company executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal and chief policy and legal affairs Vijaya Gadde.
It was then revealed that Musk was ready to lay off roughly 3,700 Twitter employees, which is 50 percent of Twitter’s workforce. Despite a lawsuit being filed against those plans, emails were sent today (November 4) notifying staff that they would lose their jobs.
And it seems that Twitter’s social gaming leader is one of those staff members who has lost his job.
Shiraz took to Twitter to share a video of them changing their bio from “social lead @Twitter @twittergaming” to “Welp, ex social lead”. He captioned the clip “great I can finally do one of these sooner than he thought.”
cool make one of these finally sooner than i thought pic.twitter.com/V5yIe9KVrB
– Shiraz (@shiraz) November 4, 2022
In another tweet they revealed that they found out that they had been fired for being locked out of all your corporate software as well as your company computer.
Earlier this week, when rumors of possible layoffs began to spread, Shiraz tweeted: “To all the creators, influencers, athletes, actors, streamers and gamers with whom I have had the pleasure of speaking on behalf of Twitter, it has been an honor no matter what.”
“I always tried to defend the creators and the games internally to the best of my ability, no matter how small or big they were, they were all on an equal footing with me and I did my best to treat them as such.” the additional. “I’ve been on Twitter for nine and a half years, so if it’s my time, it is what it is.”
In the first week of Elon Musk’s Twitter ownership, Kathy Burke told him to “fuck off” over plans to charge a monthly fee for verification and has seen hate speech all over the social media platform .