A little over 1200 software engineers left the company last week after Twitter’s new CEO Elon Musk let thousands of employees go. Musk is currently searching the organisation for anyone who can code.
- Nearly 1200 software engineers left Twitter last week.
- Till date, Elon Musk has fired thousands of employees.
- Musk recently fired a Twitter engineer in public for replying to him with facts
A little over 1200 software workers departed the firm last week after Twitter’s new CEO Elon Musk let thousands of staff go. These engineers made the decision to leave the company after Musk asked them in a “ultimatum” email to be prepared for a “hardcore” workplace atmosphere. The billionaire sent out a mailer asking staff members to select “yes” if they are prepared for a strict work environment and 80-hour work weeks. Many engineers declined Musk’s demand and made the voluntary decision to leave the company with three months’ pay. Musk is currently searching the organisation for anyone who can code.
The new leader of Twitter emailed the remaining staff, asking whether they knew “someone who really creates software” and inviting them to a meeting. In one of the emails he sent to Twitter staff on Friday, he stated, “Anyone who really creates software, please go to the 10th floor at 2 pm today.” Additionally, the Twitter CEO requested that these programmers “email a bullet point summary of what your code commands have achieved in the past 6 months, along with up to 10 screenshots of the most salient lines of code” to him.
Musk stated, “If you’re working remotely, please send the request below nonetheless and I’ll attempt to speak with you via video,” in another email. Only individuals with a family emergency or who are physically unable to go to Twitter HQ will be excused. These will be quick, in-depth technical interviews that will help me comprehend the Twitter technology stack. “I would appreciate it if you could fly to San Francisco to attend in person. The billionaire stated in another email, “I will be at Twitter HQ until midnight and then back again tomorrow morning.
According to a recent report, Musk may be thinking about laying off more workers right now. Employees on the company’s sales and partnership sides are thought to be a potential target at this time. The layoffs have not yet been formally confirmed by the company.
Up to this point, Musk has let go of 50% of the staff worldwide, followed by 4000 contract employees. Additionally, he requested that anybody who complained about him leave the organisation. For instance, Musk publicly dismissed a Twitter programmer when he answered him with the truth. After Musk stated that “Twitter is sluggish in many regions,” the ex-Twitter engineer Eric Frohnhoefer engaged in a Twitter argument with the billionaire. He declared, “I have worked on Twitter for Android for about 6 years, and I can say this is incorrect.” Frohnhoefer was fired shortly after, and Musk made the same announcement on the microblogging platform.