Musk told employees this week that they would need to be extremely hardcore to build a successful Twitter 2.0, and working long hours in a high-intensity environment would be part of that push. Musk asked employees to hit yes on a link in the email. asked if they wanted to be a part of the new Twitter by 5 p.m.
Eastern on Thursday. Employees who don’t answer yes will get three months off By Thursday evening, a pool of employees had resigned, according to multiple reports citing unnamed current and former employees. Internal communication channels were filled with the saluting emoji, a clear symbol of leaving the company.
Hundreds of Twitter employees have decided to leave, following multiple reports that Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of the social media platform last month, which has already furloughed thousands of employees. Musk also recently cut content moderation contractor Twitter. An ultimatum to abruptly end the changes raises questions about Elon Musk’s management skills.
According to multiple reports, before the deadline, Musk tried to persuade some employees to stay with the company. The billionaire appeared to soften his stance on working from home after the company scrapped its remote-work policy.
Approval regarding remote work requires only that your manager takes responsibility for ensuring that you are making an outstanding contribution, Musk wrote in an email to multiple reports.
But he later followed up with another email saying that any manager who falsely claims that someone reporting to them is doing excellent work or that a given role is essential whether remote or No, will be thrown out of the company.