Elon Musk initiates mass layoffs on Twitter and this is the emails he sends to employees

Elon Musk initiates mass layoffs on Twitter
Image courtesy of La Patilla – Elon Musk initiates mass layoffs on Twitter


The renowned CEO of Tesla, Elon Muskstart the mass layoffs on twitterplanning to cut around 50% of the company’s 7,500-person workforce, also starting its general review of the company.

In accordance with this, late on Thursday a email company workers notifying plans to cut jobs. They were informed that at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time this Friday, they would receive an email with the subject line: «Your role on Twitter».

In this way, those who kept their jobs would receive a notification in the company email. On the contrary, those who lost them would be communicated through their personal email.

Additionally, it was advised that anyone who did not receive an email by 5:00 pm Pacific Time should contact the company. The offices would be closed on Friday.

“We recognize that this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether you are affected or not,” read part of the email. Similarly he adds: “We are grateful for your contributions to Twitter and for your patience as we move through this process.”

This has been the first official communication of Musk’s team with his staff. According to La Patilla, the email was obtained by the The Washington Post.

Elon Musk initiates mass layoffs on Twitter
Image courtesy of La Patilla – Elon Musk initiates mass layoffs on Twitter

Email from Elon Musk to his Twitter employees

“Equipment,

In an effort to put Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of downsizing our global workforce on Friday. We recognize that this will affect a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s future success.

Given the nature of our distributed workforce and our desire to inform affected individuals as soon as possible, communications for this process will be via email. Before 9am on Friday, November 4, everyone will receive an individual email with the subject line: Your Role on Twitter. Please check your email, including your spam folder.

If your employment is not affected, you will receive a notification via your Twitter email.


If your employment is affected, you will receive a notification with the next steps through your personal email.

If you don’t receive an email from [email protected] before 5PM PST on Friday, November 4, send an email to [email protected]

To help ensure the safety of each employee, as well as Twitter’s systems and customer data, our offices will be temporarily closed and all access to ID cards will be suspended. If you are in or on your way to an office, please come home.

We recognize that this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether you are affected or not. Thank you for continuing to abide by Twitter’s policies that prohibit discussing sensitive company information on social media, with the press, or anywhere else.

We are grateful for your contributions to Twitter and for your patience as we move through this process.


Thanks.


Twitter»

Elon Musk initiates mass layoffs on Twitter

In response to the email, employees posted a blue Heart in the form of farewell to his companions. The hearts were published in a long scroll in the company’s Slack.

It is worth mentioning that some workers had already started lose your access to internal systems since Thursday. In addition, those who were in the company expressed seeing the consequences in real time.

«The numbers are reduced in the channels [de Slack] in the last hour, people drop like flies“said one of them.

Even workers who Musk grouped into small teams to accelerate the development of new products in these last six days were fired, revoking their access to the internal system. Via Twitter, workers tweeted that their access to internal systems had been shut down and they assumed they had been fired.

Elon Musk initiates mass layoffs on Twitter
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It is expected to lay off 50% of the workforce

On the other hand, those who were not fired began to receive emails confirming that they were still employees early this Friday. The emails reported that Musk would be addressing the workers soon. This, in order to talk about their company plansaccording to the emails you accessed Washington Post. Meanwhile, those who were fired also began to receive emails.

The decision to lay off came after a week of evaluation of Twitter, where Musk and his deputies they froze the productsstopping the development of internal projects, in addition, used Tesla engineers in order to review the source code of the platform.


According to unnamed people familiar, Musk was expected to go ahead with his plans to fire close to 50% of the workforce. Something that would have started with the dismissal of previous executivesincluding the CEO, the CFO and the General Counsel.

These cuts from November 4 are expected to affect the sales, trust and safety, marketing, product, engineering and legal teams, targeting the company as a whole.

Elon Musk would carry out drastic and massive cuts in Twitter

According to internal documents seen by Washington Post and people familiar with the matter, in addition to the layoffs, Musk is expected to make drastic cuts in other parts of the business to a level that employees are becoming concerned about the ability to keep Twitter running.

In messages to engineers this week, managers asked workers to suggest ways to find at least $500 million in annual cuts in the company, according to the documents and people. The cuts would cover data centers and other software infrastructure. The same that are necessary for the operation of the site. Thus, as it would also include the hiring of staff that performs content moderation for Twitter.

Elon Musk initiates mass layoffs on Twitter
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In the offices, the employees said goodbye to each other. tears, exchanging contact information and facilitating access to their documentation to the remaining staff. This in order to ensure that his colleagues could keep the site running.
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