Employees resign from Twitter after Elon Musk’s deadline to recommit and walks back remote work policy

Written by on November 17, 2022

A mounting variety of Twitter staff appeared to resign after Elon Musk requested employees to resolve by Thursday night in the event that they needed to proceed on the social media big, according to multiple reports.  

USA TODAY has reached out to Twitter for remark. 

Musk told employees this week they “will must be extraordinarily hardcore” to construct “a breakthrough Twitter 2.0,” and dealing lengthy hours in a high-intensity atmosphere can be a part of that push.

Musk requested staff to hit “sure” on a hyperlink in an e mail in the event that they needed to be a part of the “new Twitter” by 5 p.m. Japanese on Thursday. Staff who didn’t reply “sure” would obtain three months of severance. 

And a pool of staff have resigned as of Thursday night, in line with a number of stories citing unidentified present and former staff. Inside communications channels had been crammed with an emoji signaling a salute, an obvious image of leaving the corporate.  

A whole lot of Twitter staff appeared to have made the choice to depart, according tomultiple reports

Musk final month accomplished a $44 billion takeover of the social media platform, which has already laid off thousands of employees. Musk additionally just lately cut content moderation contractors.   

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Forward of the deadline, Musk tried to persuade some staff to remain on the firm, in line with a number of stories.  

The billionaire additionally appeared to melt his stance on working from house after ending the company’s remote-work policy, in line with a number of stories. 

“Relating to distant work, all that’s required for approval is that your supervisor takes accountability for making certain that you’re making a superb contribution,” Musk wrote in an e mail, according to multiple reports.  

However he later adopted with one other e mail, saying “any supervisor who falsely claims that somebody reporting to them is doing glorious work or {that a} given function is crucial, whether or not distant or not, will likely be exited from the corporate.” 

Contributing: Amanda Pérez Pintado, USA TODAY; Related Press

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