It looks like a massive exodus awaits Twitter. This time it’s not about mass layoffs. According to estimates, the company is to lose hundreds of employees who decide to leave themselves. This is the result of a specific way of managing the team led by the new head of the platform, billionaire Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
Twitter employees leave the company. This is a reaction to Elon Musk’s ultimatum
On Wednesday, Musk sent an email to employees saying they would “have to be extremely hardcore” to create “the groundbreaking Twitter 2.0”. Long hours of intensive work will be needed for the platform to succeed. This plan (warnings?) was accompanied by an ultimatum: either the employees decide to devote themselves to “hardcore” work, or they are to leave with severance pay. The deadline for making a decision expired at the end of the day on Thursday.
It is not known how many employees at Twitter have decided to stay. Perhaps some were persuaded by Musk’s withdrawal from the previously announced requirement for stationary work. Hundreds of people may leave. The agency refers to a survey of the application for Blind employees, which can be used to publish information anonymously, and its users are verified through business addresses. From the survey, which was attended by 180 people, 42 percent announced he was leaving Twitter. Only 7 percent chose the answer “I stay, I’m hardcore”.
Some people announced their decision to leave the company in tweets – so far more than 20 people have done so. Others, according to , created a forum where they discussed issues related to the departure, such as possible problems with the US visa (many Twitter employees are foreigners).
The “exodus” group can include many engineers, including those dealing with the repair of various types of failures. This raises concerns about the functioning of the platform, especially during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Twitter is supposed to be like Elon Musk
Elon Musk took over Twitter less than a month ago and immediately began implementing a corporate culture that assumes a work model that is close to him – intensive, with overtime, assuming high commitment and dedication. Musk immediately fired the entire board and nearly half of the 7.5 thousand employees. full-time employees. Co-workers also lost their jobs. The layoffs went wide across the company’s departments. They concerned managers, engineers or people responsible for moderating entries on the platform.
On Friday morning, Polish time (November 18), Musk, answering a question from an Internet user, assured: “The best people stay, so I’m not too worried.”
He also allowed himself a joke. “How to make a small fortune on social media? Start big,” wrote the richest man in the world.