Twitter closed its offices on Thursday after hundreds of employees decided to leave the company refuse to work longer hours Under threat of dismissal by tycoon Elon Musk, who bought the platform in late October.
The company has taken this decision due to the fear of some employees. “They can sabotage social networks”, According to CNN, the employees were asked to leave the office by the following Monday, November 21.
Twitter shuts down as well as shuts down its headquarters access to internal communication tools And the company’s equipment in the hands of employees, just like it did when it laid off 50% of its workforce a few weeks ago.
The rapid resignation of the workers comes after billionaire Elon Musk gave them an ultimatum to Pledged to work “extremely hard” in the company or leave, urging them to make a decision before 5:00 pm (local time) this Thursday.
That time, lay off hundreds of employees According to the above chain, through Twitter’s internal communication tools, accept Musk’s offer to receive three months’ salary if he chooses to step down.
Fear for the future of the social network
Faced with this situation, there is a growing fear among users of social networks that it’s finally closing As predicted by some of the company’s former employees, who have stated that there is no minimum number of engineers in charge of any critical system, the platform can be stop working.
One of the employees who decided to reject Musk’s ultimatum told CNN why he preferred to leave the company, assuring that he didn’t want to stay to build “a product”. Poison is being mixed inside and outside.”
“People don’t want sacrificing your mental health and family life To make the richest man in the world richer,” said another employee consulted by CNN.