The extent to which a worker may effectively face the boss varies from workplace to workplace, but based on the events of Sunday and Monday, it is reasonable to say that openly addressing Twitter owner Elon Musk is not a job-protective strategy.
Musk began by apologizing for Twitter’s slowness in some regions, which was followed by Twitter developer Eric Frohnhoefer arguing with Musk over the course of many hours on Twitter.
It concluded with Musk’s rendition of former President Donald Trump’s famous line from “The Apprentice”: “He’s fired.”
I have spent ~6yrs working on Twitter for Android and can say this is wrong. https://t.co/sh30ZxpD0N
— Eric Frohnhoefer @ 🏡 (@EricFrohnhoefer) November 13, 2022
The Verge provides an explanation of the technobabble for those who were unaware of its meaning.
Musks apology “implied that the poor performance is because the app does over 1,000 ‘poorly batched’ remote procedure calls to load the home timeline — basically saying the app has to reach out to other servers a bunch of times and wait for a response for each request,” it wrote.
Frohnhoefer not only disagreed, but went on to elaborate on how incorrect the boss was, contradicting those who argued that it was not the most prudent course of action.
I have been a developer for 20 years. And I can tell you that as the domain expert here you should inform your boss privately.
Trying to one up him in public while he is trying to learn and be helpful makes you look like a spiteful self serving dev.
— Money Nerd Techie (@pokemoniku) November 14, 2022
Frohnhoefer and Musk then engaged in a public back-and-forth on the nature and scope of the issue. Musk asked the developer at one point what he had done to resolve a problem with Twitter on Android.
Except he has?! pic.twitter.com/W9ZIhC5C5F
— Rick Rackow (@RiRa12621) November 14, 2022
Elon: “Thanks for coming out, that dryer fire really could have been a problem.”
Firefighter: “literally your entire house is currently, right this second, on fire.”
Elon stan: “with this kind of attitude, you probably don’t want this guy on your team”
Elon: “he’s fired” https://t.co/HX7n16LcUu
— strings and sealing wax (@22_over7) November 14, 2022
More on this story via The Western Journal:
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