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Musk shuts down Twitter offices after mass resignation

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  • Twitter had to close down its offices for the second time since Elon Musk took over the company.
  • The company faced a mass resignation from employees who refused to sign up to Musk’s new policies.
  • Less than half of the remaining employees signed up to continue, suggesting that the rest effectively resigned under Musk’s ultimatum.

Twitter faced a mass resignation from employees who refused to work under Elon Musk’s new policies, prompting the company to shut down its offices on Thursday.

All buildings were temporarily closed until Monday, and employees were told that their ID access was also temporarily suspended.

A Slack message showed a current employee calling the closure dramatic but necessary for preventing “physical sabotage while they sort out access revocations.”

The office closure was first reported by Zoe Schiffer of the newsletter Platformer. News of the closure came around an hour after Musk’s 5 p.m. deadline for Twitter employees to officially sign on to his new “extremely hardcore” vision for the company. Less than half of the remaining 4,000 employees signed up to continue, suggesting that the rest effectively resigned.

According to an Insider report, so few people signed on to “Twitter 2.0” that Musk and other executives tried to convince “critical” personnel to stay. The New York Times reported that some staffers hung up on a videoconference meeting after the 5 p.m. deadline.

In the past week, Musk sent Twitter staff his first company-wide email, which said that remote work will no longer be acceptable, with the exemption of those doing “exceptional” work. He later relaxed this position, saying on Thursday that remote work can still be allowed given a manager’s approval and backing.

This is the second office shutdown since Musk took over Twitter. Earlier this month, the company temporarily closed offices and barred employee access amid massive layoffs. A work email informed employees that the temporary closure aimed to “ensure the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data.”

Source: Insider

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. CandygramForMongo

    November 19, 2022 at 6:47 am

    Let’s hope they close down and never reopen. Musk wasted his money on a liberal rag. Screw Twatter!!!!!

    • Ed Jones

      November 19, 2022 at 10:10 am

      Sounds like you have put some sour candy in your mouth! Enjoy!

  2. Andrew

    November 19, 2022 at 7:37 am

    I hope Twitter dies fast. I can’t wait until the left liberal democrat crybabies meltdown because they won’t be able to control the narrative anymore. They might actually have to start joining right wing platforms soon. Morons. The lot of you.

  3. James Kelley

    November 19, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Butchered of crying liberals who have had it easy and now when told they can no longer be Lazy they quit trying to harm Elon Musk. Let them quit, allow the ones who remain benefit by better pay and benefits for doing à good job. Good for you Mr. Musk.

  4. Vince Venero

    November 19, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Looks like Musk bought himself a company full of undisciplined, lazy, spoiled employees. He should have been prepared to just fire all of them and bring in a whole new crew. I have bought out a number of poorly operated companies and I learned that once employees are spoiled that most will not conform to a properly run company successful operation . That is why Twitter was headed down a road to failure. It is not the employees fault, its the employers fault, in defense of the Twitter old employee’s. If the old owners did not provide a full disclosure of their operating shortfalls to Musk, he could possibly have a cause for civil action.

  5. Sandra

    November 20, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Good riddance to these slobs. There are heaps of people out there looking for jobs. The best thing to happen to Twitter was to get rid of these highly indulged, lazy people who didn’t deserve a job and income.

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