Elon Musk’s “Hardcore” Ultimatum makes Twitter employees bid farewell
Following Musk’s tremulous takeover of Twitter, hundreds of employees are reportedly set to resign after the Twitter head issued an “ultimatum” to commit to a “hardcore” working environment, according to a report by Reuters.
Internal group chats were submerged in salute emojis and final goodbyes, only a day after Musk issued the ultimatum on Wednesday evening.
The ultimatum was sent via a companywide email that asked employees to prepare for long hours at “high intensity” adding that for Twitter to succeed “we will need to be extremely hardcore”.
With a large number of engineers suggesting they would resign, the social media giant closed its offices until Monday to avoid confusion over which people still have access to the company property, according to a memo viewed by Bloomberg.
The billionaire shared plans to fire around 3,700 people in his first week, Most of Twitter’s senior management and recently, engineers who opposed his decisions have been publicly fired.
It remains unclear how many employees make part of the mass exit, yet three Twitter staff cited fear of professional retaliation while sharing their plans to quit.
“Entire teams representing critical infrastructure are voluntarily departing the company, leaving the company at serious risk of being able to recover. We are skilled professionals with lots of options, so Elon has given us no reasons to stay and many to leave,” one Twitter engineer said.
Employees had until Thursday evening to respond to Musk’s ultimatum, completing an online form to stay, or to leave and serve three months’ notice.
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