After the layoffs that took place last Friday (4), in which 3,700 employees were fired from Twitter, the social network seems to have regretted its decision. According to sources heard by the Bloombergthe company is studying rehiring a portion of those laid off, as some would have been fired “by mistake” and others proved to be essential for the company’s new steps.
The people interviewed by the report, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that only after the dismissal of some of the employees, the social network realized that it could have made a mistake.
That’s because, in addition to the mistake made with some of the names, the work and experience of certain employees sent away proved to be too valuable for the new features that Elon Musk intends to implement in the bird’s net.
according to TechCrunchthe Twitter layoffs hit virtually every department of the company, ranging from human rights, to accessibility, machine learning ethics, transparency and accountability, advertising, marketing, communications, engineering and curation.
Which, obviously, implies a massive cut in manpower in one of the moments of greatest transition of the social network.
Employees who stayed are on a tight deadline
According to sources close to the company, for those who stayed, delivery dates for the new tools announced by Musk are very tight. The pressure on the share of employees saved has been immense, causing some of them to even sleep in the office to be able to meet the established deadlines.
In addition, an account of the founder of the platformerCasey Newton, confirms that there are indications of rehiring coming from the company, most likely due to this lack of manpower.
According to the journalist, private conversations between current Twitter employees show that employees would have been asked to make a list with the names of those laid off who they believed could return.
It is worth remembering, however, that last Friday’s layoffs were not very well received, having happened by email and with most of the employees having access to the system, slack and company email suspended even before the announcement.
In addition, many of them have already filed a lawsuit against Twitter, as, under California law, mass layoffs must be informed by the employer 60 days in advance.
New features affect Twitter Blue
The new features on which the current employees of the social network are working concern, especially, the changes of Twitter Blue.
In addition to demote some of the top names from the company’s board of directors it’s from lay off employees around the worldincluding Brazil, the Tesla owner announced a series of changes to the network subscription servicenot yet available in Brazil.
The announced changes include fewer ads, reach priority and the ability to post longer videos and audios, as well as user account verification. These measures are intended to attract new subscribers and bring more profitability to the platform.
For such changes and speed in the process, Twitter, however, seems to have reached an impasse. Especially since, according to TechCrunchseveral of those laid off were part of the teams that were working on exactly the new tools.