Last Thursday night (17) was quite hectic on Twitter. After the massive departure of employees from the social network, the company’s CEO sent out emails looking for those who could return. “Cry for help” was addressed to anyone who knew how to program, but it had some conditions.
According to information from the Business InsiderElon Musk would have fired three emails around midnight on Friday (last hours of the morning in Brazil).
Addressed to employees who left Twitter, he asked, at first, that anyone who really knew how to program to present himself on the 10th floor of the company’s headquarters, in San Francisco.
The meeting would be at 2 pm this Friday (7 pm, Brasilia time), but before that, there were some important conditions that the interested party should meet.
According to Musk, the former employee should email a summary of his work over the past six months, as well as 10 screenshots of his most important code.
In the second message, Musk informed that whoever was working remotely should send an email request to video chat with the tycoon. The message, however, stressed that only those who could not be present at Twitter’s headquarters or had a family emergency would be dismissed.
Finally, in the last e-mail sent out, the head of the social network emphasized that he would be grateful if employees could fly to San Francisco to meet him in person. These expenses would be covered by the company, according to Twitter managers.
Musk informed that he would be at the company’s HQ until midnight, but that he would return to the site the following morning.
Employees left after ultimatum
Musk’s request for help came just hours after thousands of Twitter employees were “driven” to leave the social network.
The mass decision came about due to an ultimatum given by the CEO, also by email, in which he demanded that employees commit to an “extremely hardcore” culture or leave the company.
Decided on the second option, instead of the strenuous hours of work, some of the employees even recorded a video in which they talked about their time at home and did a farewell countdown to the office.
The displaced employees of yesterday are now added to the 3,700 employees who had already been laid off two weeks ago.
A not very positive scenario for Twitter, which, according to estimates, now has only 1,000 individuals on its staff.
With information: Business Insider