by: Lauren Sforza, A hill
(A hill) – Recent firings at Twitter included a manager who last year tweeted a photo of himself sleeping on the office floor while working long hours on a project.
Esther Crawford, CEO of Twitter Payments, retweeted a photo from last year of her sleeping in a sleeping bag in the office, with the caption: “When your team is 24/7 trying to meet deadlines, sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork.” Platformer’s Zoe Schiffer confirmed Crawford’s firing in a tweet on Sunday.
“The worst impression you can get from watching me go all-in on Twitter 2.0 is that my optimism or hard work was a mistake. Those who scoff and mock are definitely on the sidelines, not in the arena. I’m very proud of the team that built through so much noise and chaos,” Crawford tweeted on Sunday.
The New York Times reported on Sunday Twitter laid off 200 employees Saturday night, roughly 10 percent of the company’s workforce. It comes months after Twitter CEO Elon Musk laid off about half of Twitter’s staff in November, saying at the time that it was the last round of layoffs.
Musk too announced The Verge reported in an internal memo on Monday that the remaining Twitter employees will receive “very significant” stock-based awards. It was also his first message to employees since last weekend’s layoffs, the report said.