Hundreds of Twitter employees resign en masse after Elon Musk's ultimatum

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As of two weeks ago, Twitter had 7,500 employees. The company's new owner, Elon Musk , glared at the company. It was cut in half on November 4, alleging economic issues. The tycoon reiterated his He explained his eagerness to put the social network on a “healthy trajectory.” To the rest of the workers, he imposed new working conditions “extremely harsh”, say the employees, who instead of accepting them have stood up and have resigned en masse.

The employer sent the letter. He sent an email to the staff on Wednesday urging them to embrace a new corporate culture to build a “groundbreaking Twitter 2.0 ” before Thursday at 5:00 p.m. United States. But that was not the case. As the deadline approached, employees began posting the greeting emoji, which has become a sign that someone is leaving the company. At the end of the day, the resignations numbered in the hundreds, report 'The New York Times' and 'The Washington Post.'

“Exceptional performance” or severance pay of three months' salary

Musk gave his workers a choice between two options. On the one hand, he has to commit to working long hours and extremely hard. Specifically, in the 'mail' he asked to “work many hours at high intensity”.

In addition, the tycoon issued a warning: only those who offered “exceptional performance” would make the cut, explains the aforementioned outlet. On the other, he invited them to leave the company with an indemnity of three months' salary.

Offices closed for fear of boycotts

The workers were fired through the company's internal communication channels, which has caused a collapse of the company's tools. For all these reasons, and for fear of boycotts, Musk has decided to close the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, invalidate the security and deny access to workers until Monday.

The measure is not new, it already did so in the first wave of layoffs. However, now it has gone a step further: it has also interrupted internal communication channels so that employees do not communicate with each other.

Musk doesn't seem to care that the massive layoffs in early November and the bloc's resignation this Thursday leave the social network in a critical situation . The social network has suffered a massive flight of advertisers and loses four million euros a day.

In addition, the company has been forced to suspend the payment plan for verified accounts after the spate of impostors. Even so, the businessman appears calm, or at least that's how he feels. he says it on Twitter: “The best people stay, so I'm not super worried,” he tweeted this Friday morning.