Tesla is firing around 9% of its employees.
Some former employees have shared their experiences on LinkedIn, taking a mostly positive tone.
Like Instagram, LinkedIn encourages users to present an idealized version of themselves.

On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is firing around 9% of its employees.

In an email to employees he shared on Twitter, Musk said Tesla had developed redundancies in some job functions that were no longer necessary.

“We made these decisions by evaluating the criticality of each position, whether certain jobs could be done more efficiently and productively, and by assessing the specific skills and abilities of each individual in the company,” he said.

Some employees who were fired have shared their experiences on LinkedIn, and their posts illustrate how the networking platform has come to resemble Instagram.

Social media encourages self-flattery

The original idea behind social media was to allow people to stay in touch with friends and discreetly learn information about casual acquaintances. Over time, photo-centric platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have come to serve a different impulse — the desire to curate and share an idealized version of your life.

Instagram, with its scrapbook aesthetic, has absorbed that idea more than any other popular social media platform. On Instagram, celebrities, influencers, and their followers compete to find the most flattering combination of filter, angle, and scenery, without letting the effort show.

LinkedIn is driven by a similar philosophy. The platform is designed for networking and job-hunting, and it encourages users to write posts that flaunt their accomplishments and highlight their personality traits that are most attractive to employers, under the guise of sharing advice or showing gratitude to people who give them validation. Then, colleagues and recruiters can leave compliments on those posts to both curry favor with the …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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