Mark Zuckerberg 'Visibly Frustrated' By Worker's Question About Holiday
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A Meta employee's question about extra time off was reportedly met with a 'visibly frustrated' look from co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg reportedly used to hold Q&A video meetings with his employees on a weekly basis, but as the media magnate has gotten more successful, busy changing the name of Facebook and making his way up the list of the richest men in the world, he's had to check in with his Metamates on a less regular basis.
However, at one of the latest remote meetings - which took place on Thursday, 30 June - one particular question submitted by an employee didn't seem to go down too well with the CEO.
In a piece written by Alex Health and David Pierce for The Verge, Zuckerberg was described as sometimes sounding 'like a general preparing his troops for the war ahead' and 'in other moments, he was the wunderkind visionary, hyping where the company’s metaverse push might take it over the next decade'.
However, ultimately, his general attitude 'just seemed annoyed'.
Unfortunately, the Meta co-founder's mood wasn't greatly improved when a pre-recorded question from an employee - Gary from Chicago - asked Zuckerberg if 2023 would see the continuance of Meta Days - the extra days employees had been given amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Zuckerberg responded: "Um... all right. Given my tone in the rest of the Q&A, you can probably imagine what my reaction to this is."
And as for the meaning of Zuckerberg's slightly despondent answer? It's the end of Meta Days after this year is out.
Not understanding why Instagram has gone to the dogs is the reason why Mark Zuckerberg has taken control over Instagram. You get what you deserve. pic.twitter.com/cyfL6V7Q5X— Cosplayers of Socials (@cosbingabotpol) July 25, 2022
And that wasn't the worst news from employees, as Zuckerberg revealed he's planning on making cuts to the company in a bid to tackle the rising competition from other popular social media platform TikTok and as Meta recovers from the net worth nosedive which hit the company at the end of last year.
Zuckerberg announced to employees: "Realistically, there are probably a bunch of people at the company who shouldn’t be here.
"And part of my hope by raising expectations and having more aggressive goals, and just kind of turning up the heat a little bit, is that I think some of you might just say that this place isn’t for you. And that self-selection is okay with me."
Employees were quick to take to their keyboards in response to the co-founder's revelation.
Many panicked, with one questioning: "Did Mark just say there are a bunch of people at this company that don’t belong here?"
"Who hired them?" another argued.
However, a third employee applauded: "This is war-time, we need a war-time CEO."
A final joked: "Beast mode activated."
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