Elon Musk has reportedly told Twitter staff to get on board with his “extremely hardcore” vision for Twitter “working long hours at high intensity,” or be sacked.
Musk announced in an early-morning email to employees on Wednesday; The New York Times obtained the message, which had the subject line “A Fork in the Road.” In the note, Musk, 51, reiterated that Twitter faced a difficult road ahead and offered employees three months of severance if they did not want to continue working there “to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0.”
Workers have been told that they have until 5 pm on Thursday to click on a link confirming they want to be a part of the new Twitter, with a failure to do so in a time deemed an intention to quit.
Musk — who has pulled all-nighters as he attempts to drag the company out of an apparent crisis — added that the new streamlined workforce will be “engineer-orientated,” promising that “those writing great code will constitute the majority of our team and have the greatest sway”.
Earlier this week Musk and one of his employees exchanged words on Twitter.
Musk closed the deal to buy the company three weeks ago and has been making changes in the company starting with the leadership structure.
Musk slashed half of Twitter’s employees.
Departing staff members have questioned whether Musk can keep Twitter operating effectively with a drastically reduced workforce. During the mass layoffs this month, Musk’s team made deep cuts to the group that maintained Twitter’s core infrastructure.