Hundreds of Twitter employees have quit after US entrepreneur and new platform owner Elon Musk announced that the social network will become “extremely hardcore” in the near future. This was reported by the newspaper The New York Times with reference to corporate sources.
According to the interlocutors of the publication, several hundred employees of the company decided to leave the company, preferring a three-month allowance to overtime. At the same time, it is noted that Elon Musk and his advisers held a series of meetings with some Twitter employees, whom they considered “critical.” The businessman also sent out letters about the company’s remote work policy. According to the NYT, Musk is ready to soften his position, according to which employees are forbidden to work from home.
Elon Musk has previously warned that workers will face “long, high-intensity work days.” According to him, only exceptional performance will represent a passing threshold. At the same time, he called on workers who were not ready for such changes to quit. The entrepreneur positioned this step as a way to make the company as competitive as possible.
At the end of October, Musk completed the deal to buy Twitter. Shortly thereafter, it became known that the businessman fired almost half of the company’s employees and forbade the rest to work remotely. In addition, he thought about the abolition of free meals for workers.