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Twitter breaking down; Hundreds of Twitter employees have resigned en masse following Elon Musk's decision to commit to what

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Twitter breaking down: Something big is happening at Twitter

Hundreds of Twitter employees have resigned en masse following Elon Musk's decision to commit to what he has called a "hardcore Twitter 2.0."

Company officials told employees that all offices would be temporarily closed, effective immediately and that they will not be able to enter the building until further notice. Offices are expected to reopen on Monday, November 21.

Twitter breaking down

The owner of the social network sent an email to the staff, published by various specialized media, in which he announced that to create Twitter 2.0 it will be necessary to "work many hours at a high intensity" and that only those who offer "exceptional performance" They will make the cut.

"If you are sure that you want to be part of the new Twitter, please click yes on the link below," says the message, which adds a link to a form that each employee can fill out. "Anyone who has not done so by 5 pm ET tomorrow (Thursday) will receive three months' compensation," adds Musk, giving a deadline of 5:00 p.m. Thursday, New York time (22:00 GMT).

“It feels like all the people who made this place amazing are leaving. It will be extremely difficult for Twitter to recover from here, no matter how 'tough' the people who remain try to be, ”assures a now former worker to the US portal.

“ I have worked here at Twitter for over 11 years. In July, I was the 27th longest-serving employee at the company. Now I am the 15th ″, adds another, who had to accept Musk's measures.

Employees were previously told they could sign up for Twitter's "excitement ride" or take severance pay and "transition away" from the company.

As the resignations poured in, tech journalist Zoë Schiffer reported that Twitter had closed all of its office buildings and suspended access to credentials. Shiffer reports that Musk and his leadership team are "terrified" that employees will try to sabotage the company, and that they are still trying to figure out which employees they need to cut off access to.

Twitter breaking down

Twitter office closed

Less than 50% of Twitter staff agreed to work on "Twitter 2.0," as Insider reported; this means they resigned under the terms that Musk offered in his ultimatum on Tuesday.

So few people took up Musk's offer that he and other executives personally tried to convince certain members to stay with the company, Insider reported.

Twitter breaking down

This is the second time offices have closed suddenly since Musk took over Twitter. The company closed offices and barred employees from entering the night Musk began enacting mass layoffs about three weeks ago. In an email sent at the time about the office closures, the company said the move was to "ensure the security of each employee, as well as Twitter's systems and customer data."

A former employee told The Washington Post on Thursday said “I know of six critical systems (like ‘serving tweets’ levels of critical) which no longer have any engineers”. “There is no longer even a skeleton crew manning the system. It will continue to coast until it runs into something, and then it will stop.”

Twitter's 7,500 workforces resigned

Meanwhile, Twitter appears dangerously close to running afoul of the Federal Trade Commission . Earlier today, seven Democratic senators sent a letter to the agency asking it to investigate whether Twitter violated its consumer privacy agreement.

With more than half of Twitter's 7,500 workforces having resigned or been laid off, it's unclear whether the platform will be able to recover.

“I'm not pushing the button,” The Verge reported that an employee posted on Slack. “My watch ends with Twitter 1.0. I don't want to be part of Twitter 2.0."


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