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Twitter continued to bleed engineers and other workers Thursday after new owner Elon Musk gave them a choice between committing to “hard” work or resigning with severance pay.

Some people announced on Twitter that they were resigning after Mr. Musk’s deadline to make the commitment.

According to the employee, who was fired earlier this week, a number of employees decided to discuss their planned departure in a private forum outside the company’s discussion board, asking how it might jeopardize their US visas or whether they would receive the promised severance pay. he spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.


New Twitter owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave employees a choice to commit to “hard” work or resign with severance pay (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

While it’s unclear how many of Twitter’s already decimated workforce have accepted Mr Musk’s offer, the latest round of departures means the platform continues to shed workers just as it prepares for the 2022 World Cup.

It’s one of Twitter’s busiest events and can overwhelm its systems if things go awry.

“To all the Tweeps who decided to make today your last day: thanks for being incredible teammates through the ups and downs. I can’t wait to see what you do next,” tweeted one employee, Esther Crawford, who is staying with the company and working on an overhaul of the platform’s authentication system.

Since taking over Twitter less than three weeks ago, Mr. Musk has laid off half of the company’s 7,500 full-time employees and an untold number of contractors responsible for content moderation and other critical efforts.

He fired top executives on his first day as Twitter owner, while others left voluntarily in the following days. Earlier this week, he began firing a small group of engineers who clashed with him publicly or on the company’s internal Slack messaging system.

Then overnight on Wednesday, Mr. Musk sent an email to the remaining employees of Twitter, saying it was a software and server company, and asked employees to decide by Thursday evening whether they wanted to remain part of the business.

Musk wrote that employees “will have to be extremely tough” to build a “breakthrough Twitter 2.0” and that long, high-intensity hours will be needed to succeed.


Since taking over Twitter less than three weeks ago, Mr. Musk has laid off half the company’s full-time workforce, 7,500, and an untold number of contractors (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle/AP)

But in an email on Thursday, Mr. Musk backed up his insistence that everyone work from the office. His initial refusal to work remotely alienated many employees who survived the layoffs.

He softened his earlier tone in an email to employees, writing that “all that is needed for approval is for your manager to take ownership that you are making an outstanding contribution.”

Workers would also be expected to have “one-on-one meetings with your colleagues at a reasonable frequency, ideally once a week but no less than once a month”.

Twitter did not respond to a message seeking comment.


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