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Here is how Elon Musk bluntly fired 1000’s of Twitter workers

At present, 1000’s of Twitter workers from throughout varied elements of the corporate have been knowledgeable by new proprietor and CEO Elon Musk their roles had been made redundant.

On Friday lots of the workers affected by the choice to streamline the corporate and assist it return to profitability – following the completion of Musk’s protracted $44 billion purchase final month – woke to seek out they’d misplaced entry to their workstations.

Massive swathes of the workforce have been left ‘in limbo’ awaiting emails that may verify their destiny, on Friday morning. It has since emerged that total groups, such because the human rights staff, the accessibility expertise staff, and a division referred to as Machine studying ethics, transparency and accountability (META) have been axed (by way of TechCrunch). Extra particulars are nonetheless rising on this fast paced story, already being dubbed ‘Bloody Friday’.

A replica of the blunt and impersonal memo, despatched to these employees laid off by the corporate, has now been obtained (by way of Business Insider). It informs the recipient that Friday is their last day on the firm, though they are going to be paid till February 2 2023. Others obtained a special memo informing them their position is being retained.

The ‘you’re fired’ memo is signed “Thanks. Twitter” and never by the CEO personally.

You possibly can see the memo beneath:


As shared earlier at this time, Twitter is conducting a workforce discount to assist enhance the well being of the corporate. These selections are by no means straightforward and it’s with remorse that we write to tell you that your position at Twitter has been impacted.

At present is your final working day on the firm, nonetheless, you’ll stay employed by Twitter and can obtain compensation and advantages by your separation date of February 2, 2023.

Throughout this time, you’ll be on a Non-Working Discover interval and your entry to Twitter techniques will likely be deactivated. When you are not anticipated to work through the Non-Working Discover interval, you’re nonetheless required to adjust to all firm insurance policies, together with the Worker Playbook and Code of Conduct.

Inside every week, you’ll obtain particulars of your severance provide, monetary assets extending past your Non-Working Discover interval. At the moment additionally, you will obtain a Separation Settlement and Launch of Claims and different offboarding info, equivalent to the right way to return your Twitter supplies (laptop, badge, and many others.).

Hooked up is an FAQ which goals to deal with a variety of questions you will have. In case your questions aren’t answered within the FAQ, you’ll be able to attain out by way of [redacted]

We stay grateful for all that you’ve got accomplished for Twitter all through your tenure and want you solely the most effective in your subsequent chapter.



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