A lot has been done since Elon Musk entered the office of Twitter as the new owner and boss of the microblogging platform. He fired Twitter employees, and it was recently reported that about 1200 software engineers decided to leave the firm after Musk sent an “ultimatum” email to the staff, asking them to go through and get ready for a work culture ” hardcore”, and asked the existing employees to click “yes” if they are ready for a hard work culture under his rule. He extended the work culture to 80 hours a week for all employees working in the organization. Many engineers did not agree with the new supervisor’s demand and decided to leave the organization by their own choice with three months’ pay. The reports also confirmed that Musk is searching for someone within the organization who could code for the microblogging platform.
What was the job about?
Musk sent an email to current Twitter employees about Twitter’s new rules and work culture. Musk’s email was an “ultimatum” email to the remaining staff, asking them to go through with it and get ready for a “hard” work culture in the organization. He stated in the post that the employees must go to work for 80 hours a week and that they must acknowledge the job by clicking ‘yes’ – if they agree to a hardcore work culture under his rule.
What really happened after the job?
Well, all we expect, there were some of the engineers who decided to free themselves from the new rule and policy by resigning from the organization. Around 1200 software engineers from Twitter left the company – which is considered to be something unexpected for the new boss of the micro-blogging platform.
Elon reportedly asked current employees if there was “anyone who actually writes software” and if they should meet him directly. He writes to the employees, “Anyone who writes software, report to the 10th floor at 2 pm today. ” – he sent this by email to his employees on Friday (18 November 2022).
Musk also asked the coders to “email a bullet point summary of what your code orders have accomplished in the past ~6 months, along with up to 10 screenshots of the most significant lines of code.”
What about the second email from Musk- what does it mention?
In the second email, Musk says: “If you’re working remotely, email the request below anyway and I’ll try to talk to you via video. Only those who cannot physically make it to Twitter HQ or have a family emergency are arrested. They will be short technical interviews that will allow me to better understand Twitter’s technology stack.”
In the second post, he added, “If possible, I would appreciate it if you could fly to SF to attend in person. I’ll be at Twitter HQ until midnight and back again tomorrow morning.”
What’s new on Twitter now?
The new report says that Musk is planning to lay off more employees in the near future and it is believed that the focus may be on employees working on the sales and partnership side of the business this time. Keeping speculation aside, Twitter has not made any such confirmed statement to lay off more employees yet (at the time of writing this report).
How many employees have been fired from Twitter so far?
So far, according to reports, Musk has fired about 50 percent of the global workforce. It also includes around 4000 contract workers and the new owner has asked the employees to raise their voices against him to leave the company.
For example, the owners of Tesla and SpaceX publicly fired a Twitter engineer for presenting him with the facts on various aspects of the organization. An engineer named Eric Frohnhoefer has argued with Elon Musk after the billionaire said that “Twitter is slow in many countries”.
The engineer went back on his statement and said, “I’ve spent ~6 years working on Twitter for Android and I can say it’s wrong.”
After a few minutes, eric Frohnhoefer was fired from his job, a position serving the firm for about 6 years.
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