Mark Zuckerberg: I fired meta personnel more purposefully than Elon Musk

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Mark Zuckerberg says she’s been more thoughtful than her counterpart at the social network Twitter in cutting Meta’s extensive staff.

A few days ago, Meta confirmed that it will lay off 11,000 employees in the biggest retrenchment in the company’s 18-year history.
The social media giant also held a meeting to answer questions from its employees. Mark Zuckerberg compared the layoffs at Meta to Elon Musk’s Twitter during part of the meeting.

Following Meta’s disastrous employee week, Mark Zuckerberg held a meeting to perhaps answer questions from his employees.

He claimed that they have not done as bad as Elon Musk in this regard. Twitter fired about 3700 of its employees in an email that did not even have Elon Musk’s signature at the end. But Zuckerberg sent a note with his signature to 11,000 people, taking responsibility for over-hiring during the pandemic.

Meta’s CEO said that companies deal with the topic of redundancies in different ways and it is necessary to act thoughtfully in this context. Zuckerberg says that Elon Musk recently bought Twitter and it is clear that he did not have enough time to plan and make decisions in this field like Meta thought.

Meta's extensive staff
Meta’s extensive staff

Mark Zuckerberg believes chaos comes when you don’t think enough about employee layoffs. However, he acknowledged that even with thoughtful decision-making, many questions may still remain unanswered. This statement was published by one of the participants of this meeting who did not want to reveal his identity.

Mark Zuckerberg did not rule out the possibility of further layoffs

In the continuation of this meeting, one of the employees asked if the other employees should also wait for the next waves of employee retrenchment or not.

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Zuckerberg responded by saying that while the company has no plans to lay off any more employees in the coming weeks, he couldn’t make any promises.

Meta is one of the big tech companies that has started to lay off employees in recent months. Previously, Snap, Lyft, Stripe and OpenDoor had also laid off some of their employees.

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