Elon Musk gave them until yesterday to decide whether they wanted to work hard long hours or leave the company. The answer was quite clear: hundreds decided to look for another job. No one knows for sure how many employees left, but there are many. As Human Resources are already empty, the only way to know who leaves the company is through the farewells in the social network or in the company’s internal communication network.
When he took over the leadership of the company, Elon Musk fired about 7500 people. Two weeks followed marked by several layoffs and other redundancies. Now the output was massive.
O Washington Post spoke to some people, who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation, and who say that in several departments the teams of engineers that deal with critical systems were reduced to one or two people, others ceased to exist. There are also many who have now left, but who maintain access to the Twitter system because whoever should have deleted their profile has also left.
Many wonder about Twitter’s ability to continue to function. According to an official, heard by the North American newspaper, among those who refused to sign Musk’s proposal is half of the security policy team, including most of those who worked in the detection of disinformation, spamfake accounts and impersonation.
In a sign that the number of terminations was greater than expected, yesterday the South African businessman backtracked on the decision to ban telework, but it was too late.
On the facade of Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, the workers’ discontent was clearly visible. In front of the name Elon Musk, several adjectives were projected: “childish”, “megalomaniac”, “petty racist”, “incompetent billionaire”, “supreme parasite” and “user of the apartheid🇧🇷
In addition to employees, the night was also marked by users who decided to leave Twitter. As news of the departure of hundreds of workers spread, many began exchanging contacts and arranging meetings on other networks such as Discord and Mastodon.
O hashtag dominant became #RIPTwitter.