Twitter’s Poop Emoji Response to Half a Billion Lawsuit: Edgy PR Move or Meme-y Meltdown? 💩🐦
TL;DR; Ex-Twitter engineer drops a bombshell 💥 lawsuit alleging Twitter owes over $500 million in unpaid severance. As a cherry on top 🍒, claims of age bias during layoffs surface. Twitter’s mature response? A poop emoji. 🤔
You know things are getting heated in the tech world when the tweet birds come home to roost, and the company’s professional response is – wait for it – a poop emoji! 💩 Is Twitter just keeping up with the meme game, or is this a digital middle finger to its ex-employees?
Ex-Twitter senior engineer, Chris Woodfield, dropped a lawsuit from outta nowhere, alleging that Twitter owes a whopping $500 million in unpaid severance to former workers. Half a billion! That’s like…a lot of tweets, right? 😲 Chris wasn’t alone in his fight, as another lawsuit sprang up last week in California with similar claims. Deja vu? 🔄
Woodfield’s suit isn’t just about the Benjamins though. Tucked inside the legalese was an age-old (pun intended) claim: that Twitter might’ve had a bias, sidelining older workers during the massive layoffs. Ageism in tech? Say it ain’t so! 🧓💼
Remember when Elon Musk got his hands on Twitter last October? Not long after, Twitter went on a layoff spree, letting go of over half its workforce to save some cash. Makes you wonder, was the severance issue an overlooked detail, or did someone just forget to hit the “pay” button? 🤑🚫
Woodfield, a loyal tweeter from Seattle, felt the sting. He alleges that Twitter had promised its employees two months’ salary and some extra goodies if they got the boot. Yet, according to him, he’s still waiting for that cash to drop into his account. Empty promises or just a minor oversight in a corporate game of Monopoly? 🎩💵
Now, this might tickle your funny bone: Twitter, in its infinite wisdom, doesn’t even have a media relations department anymore. Instead, if you try to reach out for a juicy comment, you’re greeted by the digital equivalent of a toddler’s response: the infamous poop emoji. 💩 Can we just pause and imagine a boardroom full of executives deciding that THIS was the ideal PR move?
Despite this emoji-fueled drama, Twitter maintains its stance in response to other lawsuits, asserting that they’ve paid all their former employees in full. But did they? And why the alleged age bias? And most importantly, who thought the poop emoji was a good idea?
To be or not to be shady, that’s the question! Where’s the truth hidden in this tweetstorm? ⛈️ And are we going to see more emojis pop up in official corporate responses? Only time, and maybe a few more lawsuits, will tell.
What do you think? Is Twitter being edgy and fun, or is this a case of corporate chaos? 🤷♂️💭