Twitter employees call Elon Musk’s ‘fanatic’ hoax sparking potential mass exodus
Twitter employees call Elon Musk’s ‘fanatic’ hoax sparking potential mass exodus

Twitter employees call Elon Musk’s ‘fanatic’ hoax sparking potential mass exodus

Twitter employees call Elon Musk’s ‘fanatic’ hoax sparking potential mass exodus

Have suspended badge access, and trying to figure out what it’s going to do now.

Report that most of Twitter’s remaining employees didn’t click “yes” in response to Musk’s recent email, in which he sought to work “longer hours at a higher intensity.” The deadline for doing so has passed, meaning that if Twitter follows through on the messenger’s threats, all of those people will be let go with severance pay.

This would leave Twitter with a headcount of less than 1,000. Good luck‘s Given that many of the remaining survivors are probably on visas and have no other option but to stay. Twitter had about 7,500 employees before Musk’s disastrous acquisition earlier in the month.

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While Twitter’s mass layoffs have been an unmitigated disaster all around, this most recent potential round could do the most damage yet. ledge reports that some key teams will disappear entirely, including key engineers who maintain Twitter’s core system libraries.

Originally, even the skeleton crew would have jumped ship, abandoning Twitter until it crashed into an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic. That’s likely sooner than later, given the speed with which Musk is rolling out the ill-conceived changes.

The only person who didn’t see it coming was probably Musk. Twitter’s internal culture has reportedly become “beyond toxic” under Musk’s stewardship, with some employees even expected to be laid off and receive severance rather than resign.

official notice of termination has not yet been issued, and , Many are reportedly using said access to the company’s Slack messaging system to bid farewell to their colleagues, happy to be left out of Musk’s dystopian vision for their future.

Meanwhile, Musk and his team need to figure out who’s staying, who’s leaving, and what they have left to work with. platformer‘s reports that in addition to disabling badge access, a code freeze has been put into effect From soon-to-be former employees.

Twitter’s offices are scheduled to reopen next Monday, November 21st, though it’s incredibly unclear who will be there to see it. Musk has already been predicting Twitter’s death since he walked into its headquarters last month with a literal kitchen sink. This latest disaster feels like the closest we’ve gotten so far to seeing Musk’s incredible shrinking company actually disappear.

Mashable has reached out to Twitter for comment, though frankly we don’t expect anyone left to respond.