Even after Musk persuaded her to stay, Twitter’s head of advertising sales appears to have quit the firm. According to sources, Robin Wheeler changed her plan after quitting a week earlier, but Musk persuaded her to stay. Wheeler appears to have ultimately left the organization, though, as of late.
Casey Newton, a well-known tech journalist, revealed that the business had let Wheeler go. Robin Wheeler, the sales executive that Musk pleaded with to stay at the firm when she wanted to resign days ago, has reportedly been dismissed, according to numerous ex-Twitter sources.
“To the team and my clients…You have always been my first and only priority,” Wheeler tweeted, adding a greeting emoji that has become a symbol of leaving the company.
To the team and my clients….you were always my first and only priority.
— Robin Wheeler (@robinw) November 19, 2022
When Insider contacted Wheeler for comment, no response was given right away.
Since Elon Musk paid $44 billion to acquire the social networking platform in late October, the company’s 7,500 employees have significantly decreased. Musk followed through on his pledge to investors to shrink by starting layoffs as soon as the purchase closed. The weeks that followed saw the elimination of over 3,700 jobs.
The New York Times reported that Thursday saw almost 1,200 additional workers resign. After Musk urged employees to commit to “very demanding” Twitter 2.0 with “long hours at high intensity” or quit, payroll and other financial personnel quit in large numbers.
Employees have also discussed chaotic working conditions since the takeover, including laid-off staff told to come back to work, 84-hour workweeks, and some workers sleeping on the office floor. After a confrontation with Musk on Twitter, one employee was dismissed, and contractors received short-notice termination notices for their work with the company.
“It might not seem like a big deal, but I don’t think it’s appropriate to treat employees like this,” one worker told Insider’s, Jyoti Mann. Musk and representatives for Twitter did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.