I’m tired of Elon Musk. I’m tired of Twitter. I’m just tired. Apparently, I’m not the only one.
About 75 percent of Twitter’s nearly anemic workforce disagreed with Musk’s new vision for the company’s “very aggressive” plan, choosing to take the money and run. In response, Twitter has temporarily closed its office buildingsbadge suspension, and he’s trying to figure out what’s going on now.
More information sources report that most of Twitter’s remaining employees did not click “yes” in response to Musk’s latest email that required them to work “longer hours at a higher intensity.” The deadline to do so has passed, meaning that if Twitter follows through on its threats, both individuals will be released with severance pay.
This would leave Twitter with fewer than 1000 users, Chance‘s Kylie Robison realizing that most of those who remain have visas and have no choice but to stay. Twitter previously had about 7,500 employees before Musk took the plunge earlier this month.
Elon Musk sends Twitter employees his weirdest email yet
While Twitter’s takedowns have been an unmitigated disaster around the clock, this latest round could do more damage. Seaside reports that some key teams may be out of business, including critical engineers who maintain Twitter’s core libraries.
The tweet may have been deleted
(opens in a new tab)
Actually, even the skeleton crew will have jumped, leaving Twitter to drift until it falls into the ice and sinks to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. That could happen soon, considering the speed with which Musk has been releasing updates that haven’t happened yet.
The only one who didn’t see this coming was probably Musk. Twitter’s internal culture has become “horrendous” under Musk’s tenure, with some employees expecting to be fired so they can resign rather than resign.
Official notices of termination don’t seem to have gone out yet, either Twitter employees currently have access to internal systems. Many are said to be taking advantage of the opportunity to say goodbye to colleagues on the company’s Slack system, glad they don’t have Musk’s dystopian vision of the future.
Meanwhile, Musk and his team have to figure out who’s staying, who’s leaving, and what they’re leaving behind to work on. Platform developer‘s Zoë Schiffer reports that in addition to badge deactivation, code deactivation has become active due to Musk is afraid of damage from recent to former employees.
Twitter offices are scheduled to reopen next Monday, Nov. 21, although it is not clear who will see it. Users have been predicting the death of Twitter since before Musk walked into its headquarters carrying an actual kitchen sink last month. This latest disaster sees it as the closest we’ve come so far to seeing Musk’s shrinking company collapse.
Mashable reached out to Twitter for comment, though to be honest, we don’t expect anyone to respond.