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Twitter is about to lose 75 PERCENT of its remaining 3,700 workers as hundreds quit

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Elon Musk will lose 75 percent of his remaining workforce after hundreds quit after the 5 p.m. ET deadline for employees to go ‘tough.’ Musk emailed staff on Wednesday telling them to commit to “long hours at high intensity” or resign with three months’ severance.

Elon Musk will lose 75 percent of Twitter’s remaining workforce after hundreds of employees quit overnight and more ignored the CEO’s deadline to stay or go.

Musk emailed his remaining 3,700 workers on Wednesday, giving them a deadline of Thursday at 5 p.m. ET to click a link confirming their willingness to work “long hours at high intensity” or leave the company with three months of severance pay.

The staff who chose to stay have now been out of their offices for up to the week.

In a message sent to Twitter staff, and seen by the BBC, the company said office buildings would be temporarily closed and all access to credentials suspended until Monday.

Fortune magazine reporter Kylie Robinson said her contacts inside the company believed that about 75 percent of all remaining workers at the company had ignored the email.

He later clarified that it’s unclear exactly how many have ignored the link.

According to The Verge, about 2,900 of the remaining 3,700 employees have decided to stay.

If accurate, that would mean a healthier proportion of the remaining workers will remain, although exact numbers have not yet been released.

Employees who left the social media giant were fired via the company’s Slack platform, The New York Times reported.

Workers who remain at the company have been prohibited from returning to their offices until Monday.

The CEO of Twitter, who has been active on social media, sent out a tweet at 7:50pm that read: ‘How do you make a small fortune on social media? Start with a big one.

He later added: “The best people stay, so I’m not too worried.”

It's unclear how many employees quit, but some 2,900 reportedly said hundreds quit on Thursday.  Meanwhile, social media users created memes to mock the mass exodus from Twitter.

It's unclear how many employees quit, but some 2,900 reportedly said hundreds quit on Thursday.  Meanwhile, social media users created memes to mock the mass exodus from Twitter.

It’s unclear how many employees quit, but some 2,900 reportedly said hundreds quit on Thursday. Meanwhile, social media users created memes to mock the mass exodus from Twitter.

Some users joked that the company was sinking like the Titanic

Some users joked that the company was sinking like the Titanic

Some users joked that the company was sinking like the Titanic

One person called it the 'end of an era'

One person called it the 'end of an era'

One person called it the ‘end of an era’

The CEO of Twitter even responded with his own meme

The CEO of Twitter even responded with his own meme

The CEO of Twitter even responded with his own meme

Meanwhile, the mass exodus didn't seem to bother the billionaire CEO.

Meanwhile, the mass exodus didn't seem to bother the billionaire CEO.

Meanwhile, the mass exodus didn’t seem to bother the billionaire CEO.

Elon Musk’s full ‘hardcore’ ultimatum to Twitter employees

From: Elon Musk

To: Team

Subject: A fork in the road

Date: November 16, 2022

In the future, to build innovative Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely tough. This will mean working many hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade.

Twitter will also be much more engineering oriented. Product design and management will still be very important and report to me, but those who write great code will make up the majority of our team and have the most influence.

At its core, Twitter is a server and software company, so I think this makes sense.

If you’re sure you want to be a part of the new Twitter, click Yes on the link below:

[Link redacted]

Anyone who hasn’t done so by 5 pm ET tomorrow (Thursday) will receive three months’ severance.

Regardless of what decision you make, thank you for your efforts to make Twitter successful.

Elon

Meanwhile, social media users criticized Musk on Twitter using #RIPTwitter, jokingly comparing the company’s mass exodus to the sinking of the Titanic and a house on fire.

Musk responded with his own tweet featuring the Twitter bird logo on a tombstone.

Musk softened his outright ban on remote work in a follow-up email, after more workers than he anticipated opted to leave Thursday afternoon, according to Bloomberg.

“All that’s required for approval is your manager taking responsibility for making sure you’re making a great contribution,” she said in the follow-up on working from home.

Musk previously said that remote work would no longer be allowed and that employees would be expected to be in the office for at least 40 hours per week.

He had told employees that if they “don’t show up at the office, the resignation is accepted,” according to a transcript of a meeting reported by the Verge.

Meanwhile, employees said it would be difficult for the company to rebuild after losing key personnel.

“It seems like all the people who made this place amazing are leaving,” said one employee. “It will be extremely difficult for Twitter to recover from here, no matter how tough the people who are left try to be.”

Before the end of the business day on Thursday, the social media company sent an email saying that employee access to office buildings would be disabled until Monday.

The sources said the temporary office closure was due to concerns that employees would encroach on the company, said Zoë Schiffer, Platformer’s managing editor.

“We hear this is because Elon Musk and his team are terrified that employees are going to sabotage the company,” Schiffer wrote. “Also, they’re still trying to figure out which Twitter workers they need to cut off access to.”

Meanwhile, employees posted their goodbyes on Twitter.

“And so, after 12 years, I left Twitter,” wrote Satanjeev Banergee. ‘I have nothing but love for all my fellow tweeters, past and present. Thousands of faces and thousands of scenes go through my mind right now: I love you Twitter and I will always bleed blue.

It comes just weeks after Musk laid off about 3,700 Twitter employees, or half the company’s workforce, amid sweeping changes aimed at making the social media platform profitable.

Musk has criticized Twitter’s culture of spending and working, saying the company needs sharp cost cuts and a restart of its services.

In his Wednesday morning email asking employees to affirm their unconditional vision or leave, Musk shared a link to a Google form with only one option to select: “Yes.”

Before the end of the business day on Thursday, the social media company sent an email saying that access to employee credentials in office buildings would be disabled until Monday.

Before the end of the business day on Thursday, the social media company sent an email saying that access to employee credentials in office buildings would be disabled until Monday.

Before the end of the business day on Thursday, the social media company sent an email saying that access to employee credentials in office buildings would be disabled until Monday.

Musk didn’t seem concerned about people leaving, saying, “The best people stay, so I’m not too worried.”

Musk gave all Twitter staff (seen entering offices in New York City earlier this month) until Thursday at 5 p.m.

Musk gave all Twitter staff (seen entering offices in New York City earlier this month) until Thursday at 5 p.m.

Musk gave all Twitter staff (seen entering offices in New York City earlier this month) until Thursday at 5 p.m.

He said anyone who didn’t fill out the form would be out of the company with three months’ severance, according to a copy of the memo reported by CNBC.

“Going forward, to build a revolutionary Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely tough,” he wrote.

‘This will mean long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade,” Musk said.

Musk said that Twitter would be “much more engineering driven” under his leadership, adding that “those who write great code will make up the majority of our team and have the most influence.”

“Whatever decision you make, thank you for your efforts to make Twitter successful,” he added.

Tesla’s billionaire CEO, who is the world’s richest person, has been cutting costs out of revenge since taking control of Twitter.

Even after mass layoffs that forced him to try to offer the return of some employees in critical divisions, some staff members said Tuesday they had been laid off.

They said they suspected it was due to comments critical of the company or Musk being posted on Twitter or their internal messaging platform.

Musk called himself a “free speech absolutist” when he pursued the purchase of Twitter.

A source told Reuters they received a dismissal email overnight saying “his recent behavior has violated company policy”, adding that he believes more than 20 people were fired in the latest round.

Several others tweeted Tuesday that they had received the same emails.

“I would like to apologize for firing these geniuses,” Musk tweeted Tuesday. “His immense talent of his will certainly be of great use elsewhere.”