Twitter worker who slept in office speaks out after being laid off by Elon Musk
| Last updated
Featured Image Credit: Evan Jones/Twitter/The Photo Access / Alamy Stock Photo
A Twitter worker who slept in the office has spoken out about after being laid off by Elon Musk.
On Sunday (26 February), multiple media outlets reported that between 50 and 200 people had been laid off by the social media company.
Musk, the tech billionaire who owns Twitter, then took the platform the same day, writing: "Hope you have a good Sunday. First day of the rest of your life."
One of those who left the company over the weekend was Esther Crawford, who was Twitter's director of product management and led the controversial Twitter Blue verification subscription.
During Twitter's previous layoffs season, which has become more common in recent times, Crawford controversially encouraged workers to sleep at the office, coining the hashtag '#SleepWhereYouWork'.
Unfortunately, overtime is part of the job for many of us these days, including Crawford during her time at Twitter.
Things had become so stretched for her at work that instead of going home and sleeping, she would sleep in the office instead. Would save some time on the morning commute probably.
A photo shared by one of Crawford's colleagues, showed the then director in a sleeping bag, eye mask and all, cosying up on the floor in-between some chairs and a desk.
It doesn't exactly look the comfiest, let's be honest here.
The original tweet was captioned: "When you need something from your boss at Elon twitter."
Crawford herself even retweeted the post adding: "When your team is pushing round the clock to make deadlines sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork."
At the time, she came to her company's defence, as many people criticised the company for allegedly making its staff work overtime.
She wrote: "Since some people are losing their minds I'll explain: doing hard things requires sacrifice (time, energy, etc)."
"I have teammates around the world who are putting in the effort to bring something new to life," she continued, "so it's important to me to show up for them & keep the team unblocked."
However, Crawford was still let go by Twitter in the latest round of departures.
But despite that, she still seems to be proud of her work during the Musk regime.
She said: "The worst take you could have from watching me go all-in on Twitter 2.0 is that my optimism or hard work was a mistake.
"Those who jeer & mock are necessarily on the sidelines and not in the arena.
"I'm deeply proud of the team for building through so much noise & chaos."
UNILAD has reached out to Twitter for comment.