Twitter’s ( TWTR ) post-Elon Musk crisis may have reached a potential level as speculation that the company will not continue as it is now grew on Friday following another employee exodus.
Hundreds of workers, including many Key programmers and engineers decided to quit on Thursday instead of signing up to Musk’s “stronger” culture at the company, according to published reports citing sources and Slack staff communications.
Twitter’s new CEO set a deadline of 5 p.m. ET on Thursday for employees to publish a link and commit to Twitter 2.0 and “work very long hours.” Instead, many employees chose to take three months of layoff.
In response to the exodus, Twitter is closing offices, as it did after the first big wave or being fired, as confirmed by who still owns the company.
“Effective immediately, we are temporarily closing our office buildings and all badges will be suspended. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 21,” the company said in a memo obtained by Bloomberg. “Thank you for your flexibility. Please continue to follow company policy by not discussing confidential company information on social media, with the media or anywhere else.”
Good tweeting: On Twitter on Friday morning, the hashtags #RIPTwitter, #ApparentlyTwitter and #TwitterMigration were trending.
Accounts sent information about other social networking sites that can be found, such as Mastadon, asked if the accounts of workers on Meta’s (META) Instagram should be created, and said goodbye to tweets gallows jokes. like the “You’re lucky” meme of the team playing in the film Titanic.
Twitter users also had their say nice and posted support messages on the platform. However, there is little sign of a slowdown in Twitter posts.
Entry point?: The latest exit comes after Musk fired half of Twitter’s workforce as he looks to make the company leaner and cost-effective. Top management departures followed, and Musk reportedly fired several employees who disagreed with him in the company’s Slack.
Yesterday’s decision was enough for Musk to move to keep some employees.
As the “hardcore” deadline approached, Musk’s team held a one-on-one video conference with anonymous employees, but as the deadline passed some began to hang up while the founder of Tesla ( TSLA ) was still speaking, the New York Times reported.
He also appeared to be softening his stance on remote work, saying in an email that he no longer makes the final decision on who will work remotely. But this may have backfired as he put managers to remote work, further increasing job insecurity.
“Any manager who falsely says that someone they are reporting to is doing an excellent job or that the work assigned to them is important, whether they are remote or not, they will be removed from the company,” he said.
Musk said earlier this week that he would not be CEO of Twitter.