Washington, Reuters. twitter inc (Twitter Inc.) Hundreds of employees of new boss Elon Musk (Elon Musk) Has decided to leave the social media company after K’s ultimatum. Musk had already fired half the staff, including top management. Musk said on Twitter late Thursday that he was not worried about resigning because “the best people are staying.”
trying to persuade top employees
Musk met with some top employees on Thursday and tried to persuade them to stay. The company also informed employees that it would close its offices until Monday and cut badge access. A source also said that security officials began evicting some employees from an office on Thursday evening.
More than 500 employees left Twitter
More than 500 employees wrote farewell messages on Thursday in Twitter’s internal chat tool, an employee said. In a survey on workplace app Blind, which verifies employees via their work email address and allows them to share information anonymously, 42 percent of 180 employees decided to leave the company. A quarter chose to stay in the company ‘reluctantly’. Only 7 per cent clicked ‘yes’ to stay.
Engineers who fixed the bug resigned
It was not immediately possible to estimate the number of employees who wanted to leave the company. Those leaving the company include several engineers who work to fix bugs and prevent service outages. They have also raised questions about the platform’s sustainability amid employee losses.
version of twitter app started slowing down
According to a source familiar with the matter, ‘On Thursday evening, the version of the Twitter app used by the employees started slowing down. This has led to speculation that the public version of Twitter is at risk of breaking during the night. If it breaks down, there is no one left to fix things in many areas. Reports of Twitter outages rose from 50 to nearly 350 on Thursday evening, according to DownDetector, a website that tracks website and app outages.
Musk emailed Twitter employees
On Wednesday, Musk emailed Twitter employees, saying: ‘Going forward, to build a successful Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely agile.’ The email asked employees to click ‘Yes’.
As the resignations started rolling in, Musk cracked a joke on Twitter. ‘How do you make a small fortune in social media?’ he tweeted. ‘Start with a big one.’
Edited By: Achyut Kumar