It was reported yesterday that casual interest in open positions at Twitter has skyrocketed by over 250% since Elon Musk showed serious interest in taking over the company.
That report comes as current employees have expressed concerns about a change of culture if Musk is able to complete the buyout.
Economist Daniel Zhao tweeted out the report as he said, “With the announcement of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition offer being accepted, interest in Twitter jobs on Glassdoor rose 263 percent last week (4/24-4/30), compared to the March 2022 baseline.”
In a reply, Zhao added after sharing the news that Musk is expected to become the temporary CEO following the potential takeover in a quote tweet, “Well, the above data is made more relevant by today’s news.”
“Say what you will about Elon, he does have a large fanbase of ppl excited to work for him. He’s much more likely to capitalize on that attraction as CEO than owner,” Zhao explained.
Well, the above data is made more relevant by today's news. Say what you will about Elon, he does have a large fanbase of ppl excited to work for him. He's much more likely to capitalize on that attraction as CEO than owner.https://t.co/DxldJ1Hrqp— Daniel Zhao (@DanielBZhao) May 5, 2022
Musk shared a Fortune article on Zhao’s report in a two-part tweet of his own where he said, “If Twitter acquisition completes, company will be super focused on hardcore software engineering, design, infosec & server hardware.”
“I strongly believe that all managers in a technical area must be technically excellent,” Musk continued.
Musk pointed out, “Managers in software must write great software or it’s like being a cavalry captain who can’t ride a horse!”
I strongly believe that all managers in a technical area must be technically excellent.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 6, 2022
Managers in software must write great software or it’s like being a cavalry captain who can’t ride a horse!
It was reported last month that Musk had lined up a replacement for Parag Agrawal as CEO at Twitter once the buyout is complete, assuming it goes through.
Whether he has done that or not, it has now been reported that Musk is expected to take over as the temporary CEO of the company after the deal closes.
Agrawal has only been at the helm of the company for a few months, after taking over for co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey last November.
As we previously reported, Agrawal is set to reap massive benefits if he is terminated within 12 months of Elon Musk taking control of the company.
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