The news is a flurry about Elon Musk’s actions as CEO of Twitter. He’s firing employees and making complaints about reducing (to most of us anyway) perks like free gourmet lunches. But the Babylon Bee has just posted a clever and funny video mocking the leftism of the tech giant.
The clip is titled “Fired Twitter Employee Apply For First Real Job” and features “Mandy Zanderton”, who was “laid off Elon Musk since he’s an evil billionaire.” According to the description, Mandy tried “applying for real work.” It didn’t work out.
She’s 20 minutes late. Her excuse? Twitter did not have any “start times,” she replied, using air quotes. She adds that schedules are just a remnant of an oppressive, colonialist system to which she refers to the blue-collar guy who interviewed her.
Mandy’s boss informs her that “work here” is very demanding. Mandy immediately starts to breathe into a brown paper bag, explaining that she’s not used to bosses using trigger words like “demanding inspection, work, and work.”
Mandy smiles and admits that they have never used the word “job” on Twitter.
Mandy responds to the boss’s famous line from Mike Judge’s “Office Space”: “What would your answer… ya did there?”
She replies, “I was a content moderator specialist.” “Somedays during my afternoon cornhole session, I’d receive a text informing me that I needed to ban someone.” Mandy didn’t even have to go to her computer at work to bring down the axe. All it took was one button on her smartphone and “bam!”
“Babylon Bee? Banned. Banned. Banned. Steve, Michigan, You know he banned [sic],” she recalls. “And then back into cornhole.”
Mandy cheerfully replied that she “drank as a sailor” when she was asked what she did on Twitter.
She adds that they had wine on tap, mimosas, and a full microbrewery. Before noting somberly that Alcoholics Anonymous was also there: “One day at a time.”
Mandy has some questions of her own: “You don’t actually, like, expect me to come into the office, do you?”
Mandy takes the hint and says, “So this job is like a real job.” “That might be a deal-breaker for me.”
It was then that we learned that there were no meditation rooms, gurus, non-GMO or cage-free shrimp on the premises.
Mandy says, “I’m sorry,” to the interviewer in an elitist tone. “We have decided to move in a different direction.”
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