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Find someone foolish enough to take my job – Elon Musk on resigning

By Wangu Kanuri December 21st, 2022 2 min read

Twitter boss Elon Musk has shared his sentiments on resigning as the Head of Twitter even after the poll results.

Musk, who made a poll asking Twitter users whether he should step down as the Head of Twitter, got overwhelming responses on Monday.

Over 17 million users voted with Musk, saying he shall abide by the poll results. 57.5 per cent voted he should step down, while 42.5 opposed.

However, in a twist and turn of events, Musk has since shared, “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.”

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Before closing the voting poll, Musk shared as if in denial, “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it.”

He would then change tune and explain that he wanted a CEO who could keep Twitter alive.

While responding to a blog that had opined that it had previously asked the technology guru to hire someone as CEO from the word go, Musk observed, “The question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive.”

Musk has received love and hate in equal measure since he took over the bird app in October 2022.

During the takeover, he shared that he bought the application to try and help humanity, whom he loved distancing himself from the narrative that he wanted to make more money.

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In his first move as Twitter boss, the co-founder of six companies fired top executives and laid off 50 per cent of its staff.

He then defended the move saying businesses experienced a ‘massive drop’ in revenue as many advertisers withdrew and alleged that activists were ‘trying to destroy free speech in America.’

This would be coupled with radical changes he has consistently made on operations of the application.

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