Hundreds of Twitter employees today have resigned from the company rather than sign up to be part of “Twitter 2.0” under Elon Musk, according to the edge. Musk told workers earlier this week that Twitter would be “very hardline” going forward, as employees are expected to work long hours at high intensity. “Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade,” he said.
On Wednesday, Musk submitted a Google form and asked employees to respond “yes” by 5:00 PM ET on Thursday if they wanted to stay at the company. Hundreds decided not to, saying goodbye on Slack and on Twitter. Departing employees will receive an end of service gratuity package.
When he took over Twitter, Musk laid off nearly half of the company’s 7,500 employees at the time, and since then, he has continued to fire employees who criticized him, including longtime engineers.
Twitter employees who spoke with them the edge He said that given the number of people who have left, Twitter could start to “crash soon” and that “it’s going to be very difficult for Twitter to recover.”
With the exodus of employees, Twitter temporarily All office buildings closed and stop accessing the badge. According to Zoë Schiffer, Musk and his team are “terrified that employees are going to sabotage the company.”
In the final hours before the deadline, Musk reportedly tried to convince the staff to stay. bloomberg He says key employees have been brought into the meetings and Musk has also backed away from demands to work inside the office. He had said all employees needed to work from the office 40 hours a week, but today he said working from home is permitted with monthly in-person meetings and management approval.
For now, Musk’s first initiative is on pause as Twitter makes changes. Last week, Twitter introduced a more expensive $8 version of Twitter Blue that included a verification badge, and it turns out that the first appearance of widespread verification resulted in account impersonation that affected many businesses.