Twitter employees received an email notification today stating that the company’s offices will be temporarily closed with immediate effect and will reopen on Monday, November 21, the recipient of the message has learned BBC. (The message also states that all of this should not be shared with the public.)
All of this may point to serious difficulties and great determination – the continuation is not yet clear. In any case, the public employees and trade magazines do the math and come up with pretty steep results.
Since Elon Musk’s takeover, the number of employees has been continuously decreasing with layoffs and resignations in several stages: the new leader first dismissed half of the employees, then many left due to the abolition of the home office, after that many people got into a personal conflict with Musk, they also left, and finally the seven in the middle, the company manager asked for a declaration of loyalty for work to be done under strict conditions.
According to unconfirmed reports, more than two-thirds of the remaining employees opted for severance pay by Thursday’s deadline. If we compare all of this, it could even happen that under Musk’s management, Twitter could even lose 60-70 percent of its employees (according to the BBC’s source, the number of employees has decreased from 13,000 with subcontractors and 7,500 employed to less than 2,000) – but even if not that much, in any case the downsizing is huge and it’s a wonder the service is still working.
The company’s situation and prospects change from day to day, sometimes from hour to hour, no one can say for sure.