On Friday of last week, shortly after Elon Musk‘s $44 billion purchase of the social network firm, Twitter let go of roughly half of its workforce. Twitter is currently requesting that dozens of sacked employees come back to work, which is an ugly development.
Those with knowledge of the situation claim that some of the workers who have been asked to return were mistakenly fired. What’s worse is that some of them were fired before management acknowledged the value of their effort and experience in creating the brand-new feature that Chief Twit Elon Musk had envisioned. The demands for workers to report back to work demonstrate how hurried and disorganized the entire process was.
The sources requested anonymity in order to share their results.
Following Musk’s purchase of the website in late October, about 3,700 employees were let go from Twitter over the previous few days through email in an effort to reduce expenses. When they were abruptly shut off from business tools like Slack and emails, many employees discovered they had lost their jobs.
Platformer was the first to report on Twitter’s plans to ask employees to return. A request for feedback has not received a response from the dominant social network.
Musk clarified the mass layoffs in a tweet on Friday.
“Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately, there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day.”
Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day.
Everyone exited was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50% more than legally required.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2022
According to sources, Twitter now employs roughly 3,700 people. Those who are still employed by the organisation are instructed to introduce new features rapidly; some even had to spend the night at work to fulfil deadlines.
Speaking of features, Twitter just introduced a paid premium for its blue tick verification. It now includes Twitter Blue, the premium version of the programme that adds more functionality. The price has increased from $3.99 to $7.99.
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