Managerial Hell at Twitter
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Managers were recently told to provide a list of people who ought to be promoted, says one former staff member still in touch with some who remain working. Little did they realise they were signing their own death warrant: many of those managers were subsequently fired and replaced by those they’d recommended, as part of a cost-cutting drive.
Which, of course, led to the next obvious step:
That tanked morale, which was already sub-zero
I'm no billionaire, so what the hell do I know — except — what I don't want to be a part of. No, thank you—hard pass.
What I Believe
As a manager of (technical) teams, my role is simple:
- Deliver results for the company
- Retain the best talent for my team
I cannot prioritize #1 at the expense of #2 and vice versa.
I feel bad for the folks caught up in that nightmare. You only sign up for that workplace stress if you're short on options.