Twitter is said to have notified employees that it will close its offices and cut badge access until Monday.
According to reports, Twitter has informed staff members that it will close its offices and disable badge access until Monday.
According to estimates, hundreds of Twitter employees are quitting the struggling social media company as a result of the new owner Elon Musk’s demand that employees submit for “long hours at high intensity” or quit.
The answer “Taking exit option, I’m free!” was selected by 42 percent of 180 respondents in a survey on the workplace app Blind, which validates employees by their work emails and allows them to share relevant information anonymously.
Only 7% of respondents indicated they “clicked yes to stay, I’m hardcore,” while 25% said they wanted to stay “reluctantly.”
According to a current employee and a recently fired employee who is still in contact with Twitter coworkers, Musk was meeting with certain top employees to try and persuade them to stay.
Although it is unknown how many workers have opted to stay, the statistics show that some employees are reluctant to stick in a business where Musk has swiftly fired half of the workforce, including upper executives, and is ruthlessly reshaping the culture to emphasize long hours and a fast pace.
According to two individuals, the business informed staff that it would close its offices and restrict badge access until Monday. According to one insider, security personnel started ejecting workers from the office on Thursday night.
Twitter did not react to a request for comment after losing many members of its PR team.
Reports from the ex-worker stated that almost 40 Twitter employees announced their resignation in a private Signal chat
And according to a person with knowledge of the Slack group, roughly 360 people joined a new channel called “voluntary-layoff” in a secret Slack group for Twitter’s current and past employees.
Staff members were asked to predict, based on their perceptions, what proportion of users would stop using Twitter in a separate poll on Blind. More than half of those polled predicted that at least half of the workforce will depart.
For the second time in two weeks, blue hearts and salute emojis filled the Twitter platform following some staff members bidding farewell.
By 6 p.m. Eastern time, more than a dozen Twitter employees from across the US and Europe had confirmed their resignation in tweets that were reviewed by Reuters, though it was impossible to independently confirm each resignation.
Musk had emailed Twitter staff early on Wednesday morning with the following message: “Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and prosper in a more competitive market, we will need to be incredibly rigorous.”
Employees who had the intention of staying back were asked to reply, “yes” to an email. According to the email, employees who failed to reply by Thursday at 5 p.m Eastern time would be deemed to have resigned and given a severance package.
Employees were frantically trying to decide what to do as the deadline drew near.
According to a departing employee who spoke to Reuters, one team at Twitter took the plunge together and leave the firm.
The Twitter biographies of several outgoing engineers on Thursday referred to themselves as “softcore engineers” or “ex-hardcore engineers,” in what appeared to be a dig at Musk’s demand for workers to be “hardcore.”
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