The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, recently bought the social media bird Twitter and within a week, he started the workforce reduction task. Reportedly he laid off about 7500 employees, which is a huge number.
After rumors of layoffs newly came to light, Twitter released a companywide email informing employees that the layoffs were coming soon. The employees were informed that there’s no need for them to attend the office on Friday as the company will be making cuts.
The organization released this message from their generic @twitter email address and did not detail the total number of layoffs that will be made, should they come true.
“We need to ensure our success and future stability by reducing our workforce,” the email read. “We are having a difficult time making this choice, but it’s necessary in order for Twitter to maintain global stability.”
A reported 50% of employees at Twitter are set to be fired, according to emails and an investor. Though it’s not sure how many people will lose their jobs, the number will likely rise in the coming days as the company organizes its plans.
Reportedly, when the email landed in employee inboxes last night, they were greeted with messages of support and solidarity in Slack, the company’s messaging service. Later on, those with access to company systems said that they had limited access to them.
Though Twitter headquarters are in San Francisco, Dublin also has a significant number of employees and will also feel the repercussions of the recent company reorganization.
“These decisions never come easy,” the email said. “And it is with regret that we write to inform you that your role at Twitter has been identified as potentially impacted or at risk of redundancy.”
The email continues by saying that certain decisions would be made depending on which country one lives in and that more information would be made available very soon.
The social media platforms have been hit by a storm of memes, tweets, and messages by people, and some Twitter employees are also sharing their experiences online.
One of the Twitter employees got laid off today, and the post he shared on Twitter is winning the internet. He didn’t criticize the company or anyone else. Instead, he expressed his gratitude and wrote the hashtag #LoveTwitter.
Just got laid off.
Bird App, it was an absolute honour, the greatest privilege ever to be a part of this team, this culture 💙#LoveWhereYouWorked #LoveTwitter pic.twitter.com/bVPQxtncIg
— Yash Agarwal✨ (@yashagarwalm) November 4, 2022
Moreover, the Twitter deal, one of the biggest deals in recent memory, happened on April 13th. Elon Musk offered an unsolicited $44 billion dollar bid for Twitter.
He hopes to privatize the company, allowing people to speak freely without worry of abuse or censorship by media outlets. Here’s what has happened since.
There were many people who were happy with Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, even if it was a nightmare for others. Groups that celebrated were those who wanted their voices to be heard and entrepreneurs who were excited to see how he would take the tech world by storm again.
However, this might not be the case with people who came under the radar on Friday.
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