In a Saturday tweet, Dorsey took responsibility for Musk cutting thousands of jobs during his first week of owning the social-media site.
Dorsey went on to express his gratitude for Twitter employees in a follow-up tweet soon after.
Twitter employees have slammed the company online, alleging they’d been fired with little-to-no notice, with some telling Insider they lost access to their laptops before receiving notice that they’d been terminated. In a tweet on Friday, Musk said he had “no choice” but to reduce Twitter’s workforce as the company was losing $4 million a day.
Folks at Twitter past and present are strong and resilient. They will always find a way no matter how difficult the moment. I realize many are angry with me. I own the responsibility for why everyone is in this situation: I grew the company size too quickly. I apologize for that.
— jack (@jack) November 5, 2022
Though Musk faced backlash for the surprise firings, he maintained that the company offered those affected a severance package.
“Everyone exited was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50% more than legally required,” Musk tweeted.
Despite the chaotic changes to the staff during the week, former employees also voiced their love for working at Twitter prior to Musk’s takeover.
Many shared photos and videos to depict happy memories at the company using the hashtags “#LoveWhereYouWorked,” “#OneTeam,” and, “LoveTwitter.”
“Just got laid off. Bird App, it was an absolute honour, the greatest privilege ever to be a part of this team, this culture,” Yash Agarwal, a now-ex Twitter employee, tweeted Friday.