Musk gives Twitter employees a deadline to work “extremely long hours” or lose their jobs
New Twitter boss Elon Musk asked employees to choose between being “very committed” by working long hours or losing their jobs to date, according to an internal memo released by several US media outlets.
Musk has been criticized for the drastic changes he’s made at the company he bought for $44 billion last month.
He laid off 50% of its 7,500 employees, reversed an internal work-from-home policy, and imposed long hours while his attempts to reform Twitter met with chaos and delays.
“Going forward, we need to be very committed to building a super Twitter 2.0 and thriving in an increasingly competitive world,” Musk wrote in an internal memo.
“This means working longer and harder. Only exceptional performance counts as a passing grade,” he added.
Employees were asked to enter a link by Thursday 5:00 p.m. New York time (10:00 a.m. GMT) to confirm their commitment to the “new Twitter”.
In the event that they do not enter the link, they will automatically lose their job and receive a three-month severance payment after termination of employment.
Twitter did not respond to a request for comment on the new procedure, sent to it by Agence France-Presse.
Since Musk took over Twitter, his stalled attempts to overhaul Blue Tick user verification with a controversial subscription service have created a slew of fake accounts and prompted major advertisers to pull away from the platform.
And on Tuesday, Elon Musk announced that the launch of the new paid subscription on Twitter has been pushed back to November 29th.
Prior to Tesla’s acquisition of Twitter on October 27, the platform provided the “Blue Tick” feature to verify the accounts of organizations and well-known people for free, and on the other hand offered a paid subscription with additional options called “Twitter Check”. Blue”.
Elon Musk unilaterally launched a fix for this subscription that also includes account verification, so all users can get this feature for $8 a month regardless of their popularity on the network.
Musk said yesterday that his overhaul of the company’s “organizational structure” would take place this week.
He explained that after his “sharp surge of activity” to reorganize the company, “I think I’ll cut down on the time I spend on Twitter and find someone else to run the company.”
Musk warned Twitter workers that the company could face bankruptcy if it isn’t fixed quickly.
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