Twitter closed its places of work till Monday, November 21, based on an official assertion to workers. The corporate didn’t give a motive for the choice however stories are there are just too many individuals quitting. Elon Musk was quoted to say that “the very best persons are staying” and he isn’t “tremendous frightened”.
Message despatched to Twitter workers
Musk’s plans to make Twitter extra financially secure included promoting a blue Verified tick to anybody prepared to pay $8 per thirty days, in addition to terminating half of the workforce to attempt to decrease bills.
Twitter workers had time till yesterday, November 17, to signal a pledge for lengthy hours or depart with three months’ severance pay. Former workers are tweeting that wherever between 74% and 90% of the workforce determined to go for the compensation as a substitute of being “extraordinarily hardcore” and returning to the workplace.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2022
One former employee informed BBC they anticipate lower than 2,000 folks to remain, which is a few fourth of the preliminary workforce of seven,500. In addition they revealed their complete workforce has been terminated, whereas one other worker acknowledged:
I did not wish to work for somebody who threatened us over e mail a number of instances about solely ‘distinctive tweeps ought to work right here’ once I was already working 60-70 hours weekly”.
Later, the brand new proprietor and CEO went on his typical tweeting bender, saying with a purpose to make a small fortune on social media, it’s best to begin with a big one, then he adopted by revealing Twitter hit a brand new all-time excessive in utilization, then he posted a pirate flag emoji, and ended with a grave meme, depicting Twitter celebrating the dying of Twitter.