It seems karma is served real quick…lol!
A group of woke and disgruntled SpaceX employees penned an open letter attacking owner Elon Musk over his public behavior and the disputed sexual abuse claims against him that were settled years ago.
Some woke employees are reportedly being urged to sign an open letter saying that Musk, as the public face of the rocket company, is hurting its reputation and was an “embarrassment” to them. I mean, seriously?
Here’s what some woke SpaceX employees said in the letter that was posted on the SpaceX Microsoft Teams channel reviewed by ‘The Verge’:
“Elon’s behavior in the public sphere is a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us, particularly in recent weeks,” the letter states. “As our CEO and most prominent spokesperson, Elon is seen as the face of SpaceX — every Tweet that Elon sends is a de facto public statement by the company. It is critical to make clear to our teams and to our potential talent pool that his messaging does not reflect our work, our mission, or our values.”
The company’s “mission” and its “values” are not theirs to declare. Musk is the owner of the company and those kinds of decisions belong to him. The employees who wrote this letter seem to not understand this.
Oh, but it gets better. These employees had a list of demands too. They were as follows.
- Publicy address and condemn Elon’s harmful Twitter behavior
- Hold all leadership equally accountable to making SpaceX a great place to work for everyone
- Define and uniformly respond to all forms of unnacceptable behavior
The employees effectively wanted SpaceX to denounce its own owner and also somehow bring Elon down a peg.
According to New York Times report, those responsible for the Wednesday letter were fired by Thursday afternoon, on the basis of three employees’ confirmation and an email obtained from SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell.
Here’s what Shotwell wrote:
“The letter, solicitations and general process made employees feel uncomfortable, intimidated and bullied, and/or angry because the letter pressured them to sign onto something that did not reflect their views. We have too much critical work to accomplish and no need for this kind of overreaching activism.”
She’s right. This was an attempted mutiny by people who had watched success with this kind of strategy happen at places like Disney. The only difference is that SpaceX isn’t led by incompetents who view politics as more important than product and results. These employees finding themselves jobless was the only proper response.
At any other time in our history, this would have been the only possible outcome, but in today’s world, people have been taught that activists hold more power than everyone.
Musk has frequently encouraged Silicon Valley — and the United States at large — to reaffirm a commitment to free expression.
“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans,” Musk said in April, noting that the “extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all.”