Musk is eager to cut the dead weight.
According to a Washington Post report, Elon Musk and his team worked with the remaining Twitter executives through the weekend to plan the upcoming wave of layoffs; 25% of employees are expected to be fired.
From Breitbart News:
The Washington Post reports that members of Elon Musk’s inner circle reportedly worked with Twitter’s remaining executives over the weekend to detail how the site will approach content moderation as well as plans to lay off 25 percent of the workforce. Alex Spiro, a celebrity lawyer who has represented Musk for many years, was reportedly leading these conversations.
Spiro has been taking an active role in managing several Twitter teams, including legal, government relations, policy, and marketing, according to sources close to the situation. Other longtime musk associates such as David Sacks and Jason Calacanis appeared in the Twitter company directory over the weekend, according to photos seen by the Washington Post.
Both Sacks and Calacanis had official company emails and were given the title “staff software engineer.” Musk has been assigned the official title of CEO, although he has made clear that he has yet to officially assume the CEO role but may do so, and has been calling himself “Chief Twit.”