workers will know this Friday if they are fired

OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP According to the Washington Post, Elon Musk planned to thank half of Twitter’s employees.


According to the Washington Post, Elon Musk planned to thank half of Twitter’s employees.

HARD DAY – Scary day or night waiting for email. A week after Elon Musk bought Twitter, employees of the social network will find out if they still have their jobs this Friday, November 4. according to Washington postAbout 50% of the 7,500 employees will be affected by the layoff plan.

In an email received Thursday, they learned they could potentially lose their jobs. “To get Twitter off to a healthy start, we will begin the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday.”writes Twitter employees in this email released by the press.

All employees will receive this information at the opening of the offices in California, specifying the direction – that is, in the afternoon in France. “If you don’t take action, you’ll get a notification on your Twitter email address. If you are affected, you will receive a notification in your personal email with next steps »said a message sent on Thursday, reminding everyone to check their inbox ” including spam”.

“We recognize that a number of individuals who have made significant contributions to Twitter will be affected, but unfortunately this step is necessary to ensure the company’s future success.”the company justifies the employees.

The mass layoffs are among the first major moves by tech mogul and Tesla chief Elon Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion and took control of it in late October after a six-month acquisition.

He immediately disbanded the board of directors, fired the CEO and other senior officials, and launched a major project with goals to be met quickly, including an $8-a-month subscription fee for people who want to keep their certifications. .

The new CEO who changed his name for the first time “Chief Twitter”, (“twit” meaning “ stupid” English) then “ Twitter Hotline Operator » The social network also brought in developers from Tesla to review the work of Twitter employees. In particular, Twitter developers were obliged providing them with printed products For evaluation, they showed the computer code they had written in recent weeks.


An approach widely criticized among company employees. “ The ongoing dismissal process is a farce and a disgrace. Tesla minions make decisions about people they know nothing about except the number of lines of code produced. This is absolutely absurd.”there is he tweeted On Sunday, Taylor Leese, an engineering group director, said he had been fired.

On Thursday, more and more network workers expressed their concerns or humored them through the hashtags #OneTeam and #LoveWhereYouWorked. Damien Vielle, head of Twitter in France, praised the work of Twitter employees around the world.

“Mass layoffs haven’t happened yet, and yet everyone at Twitter has already lost their jobs. The job described in their contract, the job they love, the job with all the colleagues they know and value.”, Eli Schutze said, a London-based Twitter IT professional, according to his profile. “ No matter which side you fall on, this is the beginning of a blank slate.”he added.

The move confirms a much-anticipated corporate culture change for the Californian company under Elon Musk’s leadership. The whimsical entrepreneur indeed disagrees with the approach of many employees, users and NGOs, defending a vision of freedom of expression that calls for a relaxation of moderation rules for the content of the platform. Some workers were also worried about no longer being able to work from home — Elon Musk doesn’t like working remotely — or having to follow hellish speeds like at Tesla.

Cavalier ways that could cause trouble for many billionaires. Indeed, Bloomberg reported this Friday, November 4, that a lawsuit has been filed against Elon Musk over the mass layoff plan, an American law that specifically requires workers to be notified 60 days before the layoff is announced.

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