This is not "hardcore" – this is abuse

This post will spare all the details about New Twitter because I can barely keep up with the developments. But sometimes, you get a story like this from the Washington Post that just knocks you on your ass:

Twitter’s return to office has taken a hardcore turn since Elon Musk’s takeover: One employee tweeted “#SleepWhereYouWork” after a photo of her in a sleeping bag and wearing an eye mask went viral earlier this month.

I don't think I'll ever understand Hustle Porn – the idea that you need to make a public show of grinding 24-7. But, beyond that, I'm not sure I'm able to grok grinding that hard for someone with no strategy beyond "We're building Twitter 2.0."

When, given the choice between working insane hours for a personification of the Dunning-Kruger effect at the expense of your family, friends, and sanity or taking 3 months severance around the holidays, it's no wonder that Twitter is now down to ~ 18% of their pre-takeover workforce.

I'm rooting for Twitter because I truly loved it. It's hard to watch something that's been a part of your life since May 7, 2007 at 2:54 PM fall apart like this.

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