Elon Musk shut down Twitter Offices on Thursday after hundreds of the Employees refused to work under the new boss. The Employees take this step after Elon Musk’s Ultimatum to commit to an Extremely Hardcore Working Environment. Musk has asked the Employees to choose between working long hours or losing their jobs.
However, Company Officials say to the Employees that they will close the buildings temporarily till Monday morning. So, the Employees entry through Id is suspended for the time being. Zoe Schiffer first reports it. Later, Insiders confirmed that access to Twitter’s Employees’ Id Cards had been blocked, and they have been said to leave the Offices, which are expected to reopen on Monday.
Elon Musk shuts down all Twitter Offices on Thursday Evening.
The best people are staying, so I’m not super worried
Elon Musk made the decision to close the building under the fear that Employees would Sabotage the Company, and they were working out who should have access revoked.
The Employees sent their resignations just weeks after Musk laid off half of its workforce. The Management of the Microblogging platform sent a memo to its Employees. The memo informs the Employees that the Offices are closed till Monday morning.
Twitter sent the following Memo to its Staff.
Effective immediately, we are temporarily closing our office buildings. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 21st.
Thank you for your flexibility. Please continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press, or elsewhere.
We look forward to working with you on Twitter’s exciting future.
More than 50 percent of the Employees refused to sign to Elon’s Hardcore plans.
The decision to Closure came out an hour after Musk’s 5 PM ET deadline for Twitter workers to officially signed out to his Extremely hardcore plans for the Company. Less than 50 percent of the remaining staff signed to work at Twitter 2.0, and the rest of the employees resigned under the terms Musk offered in a Tuesday Ultimatum.
As per the Insider report, a few people signed Musk’s offer after he and other representatives convinced some Critical Personnel to stay in the Company. In a meeting via Videoconferencing, Some Staffers began to hang up after the 5 pm deadline even as Musk continued speaking.
It is the second time Twitter Offices gets closed suddenly after Musk’s takeover. During Mass layoff, Musk barred Employees from entering the office three weeks ago. At that time, the email sent by the Company regarding Offices being closed said that the move was to “ensure the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data.”
Thursday’s Closure of the Offices came a week after Musk sent an Email to his employees. The email reads that Remote work is no longer acceptable, only available for those doing exceptional work.
The departure of the Workforce Includes many Engineers too
The departure of the Employees includes many Engineers that fix bugs and prevent Service Outages. The mass layoff truly raises the question about the stability of the platform. Amid the great loss of the workforce, Managers are going through a long debate on who should ask to return- the current or former Employees.
After Twitter Office closed the announcement, users expected the site to go down in a matter of hours or days. However, the website slows down. The public version of the app is at risk of breaking. Website Downdetector states that if the breakdown occurs, nobody will remain to fix the problem.
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