After executing mass layoffs in the twitter🇧🇷 Elon Musk gave the remaining staff an ultimatum: Commit to an “extremely hardcore” culture or leave the company. Whether it was the effect he expected or not, the fact is that most of the employees chose to leave.
This ultimatum was given through a form that accompanied an email sent to employees. Everyone had until November 17th to click “yes” as a way of expressing their intention to “be part of the new Twitter”.
But the majority did not agree. O mashable calculates that about 75% of current employees do not want to make the move imposed by Musk. The consequence was immediate: Twitter’s offices were temporarily closed.
Employees who did not agree with the “new Twitter” would be dismissed and would receive the equivalent of three months salary as compensation. Apparently, most of them preferred to receive the money than participate in a potentially harmful work environment.
Yeah right when Musk spoke of “extremely hardcore” cultureexplained that this means “working long hours at high intensity”.
What to expect from it? In addition to exhausting hours, a permanent climate of tension followed by the insecurity that an eccentric leader can cause in any team. No wonder hundreds of employees decided to just take their severance and leave.
What happens now on Twitter?
Perhaps not even Elon Musk himself knows. The businessman has spent the last few hours posting memes that suggest that Twitter is going to end as if to say that, in fact, he is not worried about it.
While Musk mocks, the remaining leadership in the company has the job of accounting for who stays and who leaves. After massive cut promoted by the businessman, Twitter was left with just under 3,000 employees. Before, there were about 7,500 people. With the recent stampede, it is estimated that this number is no more than 1,000 individuals.
To The Vergesome remaining and departing employees said that, given such a massive drain on the workforce, the social network could start to malfunction soon.
This is because many teams critical to the operation of the service have resigned completely or almost completely. Among them are teams that manage traffic, monitor the social network 24 hours a day and maintain the libraries used by developers.
Asked about the matter, Musk replied that “the best people are staying, so I’m not super worried”. He might not be. But, in the face of such a huge dismantling, the same cannot be said about the employees who remain at the company.
Twitter offices are expected to reopen next Monday (21). It remains to be seen who will still be there.