- Twitter offices have temporarily closed their doors after new CEO Elon Musk gave his employees an ultimatum
- Employees had to choose between either working long hours at “high intensity” or quitting with three months of severance pay
- Most employees opted for the latter, and since the closure, #RIPTwitter has been trending on the social media app
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SAN FRANSISCO - #RIPTwitter has been on the top of trending lists after the social media giant announced it would temporarily close its offices on Thursday, 17 November.
Elon Musk offered employees an ultimatum to either work long hours at “high intensity” or quit with three months of severance pay.
The company had to temporarily close its doors after most employees quit, leaving staff unsure of who should access its premises.
Industry insider Zoe Schiffer shared that designers leading the blue verified project and the lead web engineer are among those who resigned.
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“Many Twitter employees who maintained critical infrastructure have resigned. This is going to look like a very different company tomorrow,” Schiffer tweeted.
According to MyboardBand, Musk has seemingly changed his earlier views on working remotely.
Here’s what social media users are saying:
“Relax folks. Twitter is not going to shut down. The various people Elon Musk drove away from the company built a robust enough social media network during their time there that it can keep carrying on. No need to trend #RIPTwitter. I have 50% confidence in what I’m saying.”
“Goodbye Twitter... it’s been great fun.”
“RIP Twitter Elon fumbled the ball with this app.”
“It’s like the Titanic, Y2K and the movie Armageddon all rolled up in one. If this is truly the end it’s been a great ride the past 13 years on this app.”
“Definitely not going to Mars with this dude.”
Elon Musk axed at least 2 Twitter engineers in 2 days because they called out his lack of knowledge
YEN.com.gh also reported it is totalitarian rule over at Twitter, where Elon Musk allegedly punishes engineers who speak out against him.
The tech mogul has fired at least two engineers who dared to call Musk out for his lack of technical understanding of how the app works.
In one instance, engineer Eric Forhnhoefer was axed through a tweet after Forhnhoefer retweeted one of Musk’s posts, pointing out the new owner’s understanding was wrong on Sunday, 13 November.
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