#RIPTwitter Trend Takes Over The Internet After Mass Resignation And Elon Musk Led Twitter Orders Offices Shut
#RIPTwitter is trending, Twitter offices are shutting, and hundreds of employees are resigning after an ultimatum from Elon Musk
It’s not going all well at the Twitter headquarter, it seems. #RIPTwitter started trending on social media platforms after a large number of Twitter employees were reportedly not pleased with chief Elon Musk’s new directives and decided to step down. In a message sent out to his employees, Twitter's CEO reportedly told the staff to either commit to the company's ‘very rigorous’ culture, which entails long hours at high intensity, or get severance pay. And anyone who did not sign the commitment by Thursday at 5 p.m. ET would receive three months of severance pay. Apparently, employees had to indicate whether they were in or out by selecting yes on a Google form.
Check out some of the online responses to the Thursday news of the Twitter exodus below:
Many employees who were crucial to the system seemed to want to leave. Moreover, the team responsible for maintaining Twitter's core system libraries left the company on Thursday, according to a report by the Verge, who also identified a number of other important engineers who were leaving.
Check out what the tech reporter Kylie Robison tweeted a few hours ago.
Half of Twitter's employees were sacked when Musk took control of the firm. Since then, other dismissals have taken place as Musk, the CEO of Tesla, engaged in Twitter arguments with employees and others left the company on their own volition. Currently, critical systems are being run by skeleton crews of just one or two engineers due to the exodus, a former staff told the Washington Post.
As thousands of employees choose to take the three months' severance package, Twitter later sent out an email announcing that it will close its office buildings and suspend employee badge access until Monday.
Reportedly, this was done out of the fear that employees might be sabotaging the organisation.
Prior to the deadline on Thursday, Musk and his advisors spoke with disgruntled Twitter employees in an effort to keep them from quitting. He seems to have slightly changed his stance over how he planned to run the new Twitter 2.0. Remote work will be prohibited, according to an email issued to Twitter staff on November 9. However, in a fresh message sent to employees on November 17, Musk stated that remote work might be accessible with approval.
Musk wrote in the email, "All that is required for approval is that your manager takes responsibility for ensuring that you are making an excellent contribution." Additionally, he mandated that teams meet in person once a month at the least.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Liberal lawmaker from New York who previously questioned Musk's use of Twitter, is one among those responding to the upheaval. She sent a message to her 13 million followers saying, "Shoutout to all the workers at Twitter. You all built a vital place for connection and deserved so much better. "
Even Elon Musk appeared to be aware of the controversy, tweeting a joke about his prior warning that the company would soon go bankrupt. On Thursday night, he tweeted, "How do you make a small fortune in social media? Start out with a large one."
Musk has attempted to prevent the employee loss by bringing in managers and engineers from his other businesses, including Tesla, but sources claim that many of them are not comfortable with social media. Given the number of employees that have gone in such a short period of time, it is unclear how Twitter will continue to manage misinformation and carry out daily operations.