Twitter employees are faced with the option of overtime or being fired
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New Twitter boss Elon Musk asked employees to choose between being highly committed through overtime or losing their jobs by Thursday, according to an internal memo released by several US media outlets..
Musk has been criticized for the radical changes he’s made at the company he bought for $44 billion last month..
He laid off 50% of its 7,500 employees, rescinded an internal policy allowing working from home, and imposed long hours while his attempts to reform Twitter met with chaos and delays..
“Going forward, we must work hard to build a groundbreaking Twitter 2.0 and thrive in an increasingly competitive world,” Musk wrote in an internal memo.
He added: “This work will mean longer hours and higher intensity. Only extraordinary achievements determine the degree of success.
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.
Since Musk’s takeover of Twitter, his faltering attempts to overhaul user verification’s blue tick feature with a controversial subscription service have created a slew of fake accounts and prompted major advertisers to walk away from the platform..
And Elon Musk announced on Tuesday that the launch of the new paid subscription on Twitter will be pushed back to November 29.
Prior to Tesla’s acquisition of Twitter on October 27, the platform offered both the “blue tick” feature to verify organizations and well-known people’s accounts for free, and a paid subscription that included additional information options called ” TwitterBlue”.
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.
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