For those people who were impressed by the “Day in the life of a Twitter employee,” some of the various luxuries afforded to the former employees of Twitter by previous management are becoming available in an upcoming auction as Elon Musk tightens up the ship under his leadership.
The auction is set to take place on January 17 with Heritage Global Partners.
The social-media platform’s well-used espresso machines and lounge chairs will be on the auction block according to reporting from The Daily Wire. The kitchen equipment and furniture from the San Francisco office is set to be sold in January by Heritage Global Partners, a firm specializing in auctions for downsizing companies.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) October 26, 2022
Musk’s ownership has seen a reduction in force of over sixty percent since he took control and set a higher standard for his remaining staff.
The items for sale are listed by Heritage Global Partners. Here are a few highlights, and some of them are a bit unexpected.
- LA Marzocco Espresso Machines
- Rotisol Rotisserie
- Vulcan Grills and Griddles
- Frymaster Fryers
- Montague Pizza Ovens
- Hundreds of Knoll “Task Chairs”
- Soft Seating and Furnishings
- NEC Projectors
- Polycom Phones & Speakerphones
- Google Tablets
- Apple Computers & Monitors
- NEC Monitors w/ Portable Ergo Stands
- Google Jamboards
Musk is even auctioning off a giant statue of the Twitter logo, a sculpture of the “@” symbol, and even two “novelty stationary bikes used to charge electronics,” according to Daily Wire.
In spite of the major reduction in staffing that presaged the auction about to take place, Atreides Management Chief Investment Officer Gavin Baker noted in a Tweet, “The fact that Twitter is running well with headcount down significantly really matters.”
1) The fact that Twitter is running well with headcount down significantly really matters.
Whether they admit or not, everyone in SV admires Elon.
A lot of venture funded CEOs are sending emails like this; inspired by Elon and taking drastic action.
Margins are going up. pic.twitter.com/cyyZjFjR8W
— Gavin Baker (@GavinSBaker) December 9, 2022
Twitter servers are running at Warp 9!! pic.twitter.com/vtZZeKupC7
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2022