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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a woman who bristles at the thought of having to pay money to Twitter for her blue checkmark, is now giving a shout-out to the tech employees who refuse to take money from Twitter, provided that money comes with hard work attached.
As CNN notes, Twitter headquarters was shuttered on Friday until Monday amid a “mass exodus” of employees who didn’t want to sign a pledge from new CEO Elon Musk to commit to an “extremely hardcore” work schedule as he tries to right the ailing, money-hemorrhaging social media giant.
“Twitter’s remaining workforce had until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday to decide whether they wanted to be a part of the culture Musk wants to implement at the social media company, or else effectively resign, according to an email he sent to staff Wednesday,” CNN reported.
The outlet noted that “an internal Slack channel at the company was filled with employees posting the salute emoji after the 5 p.m. ET deadline, indicating they had chosen not to sign Musk’s pledge and depart the company.”
Enter AOC, a New York Democrat who has the money to lease a Tesla Model 3 but finds herself unable to come up with $8 a month for that blue checkmark.
“Shout out to all the workers at Twitter. You all built a vital place for connection and deserved so much better,” she tweeted Friday.
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