Twitter is closing down after mass resignation and nobody to control it?
On Thursday, rumours of widespread resignations from the troubled social media giant Twitter led to the immediate closure of the business’s offices.
According to an initial report by Platformer’s Zo Schiffer, company management informed staff that all buildings would be closed indefinitely, effective immediately, and that badge access would be cancelled. An insider has revealed that all Twitter staff have been forced to leave the building and have had their badge access temporarily disabled.
According to Schiffer’s reporting, CEO Elon Musk and others at Twitter shut down the service suddenly out of concern that its staff might “sabotage the company.”
Earlier last month, Twitter took a similar measure in preparation for layoffs, presumably to quell any potential unrest amongst staff who would otherwise be losing their jobs. Staff were informed of impending layoffs by email, which also detailed the temporary closure of offices.
“To help ensure the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data, our offices will be temporarily closed and all badge access will be suspended. If you are in an office or on your way to an office, please return home,” the email read “Please continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere.”
Just over a week after Musk ended Twitter’s remote-work policy, the company announced another another round of layoffs. Musk announced the end of remote work and required all staff to report to the office within days of his assumption of leadership in his first company-wide email. Musk made it clear on Thursday that staff may still work from home if their supervisors gave their permission to do so.
The news arrived as reports detailed widespread employee departures from the organisation. Less than half of the roughly 4,000 employees stayed on Thursday after Musk demanded they commit to “Twitter 2.0” — his “very hardline” version of the firm — or be part of voluntary layoffs with severance compensation.