Last Friday, November 4, Twitter began sending letters to “dozens of laid-off” employees with an offer to return to work. Sources say this Bloomberg, a blogger, and journalist Casey Newton – was previously one of the first to announce upcoming layoffs and critical changes related to subscriptions.
According to journalists, the first messages requesting a return appeared on Saturday, the day after the dismissal. According to media reports, about 50% of the company’s staff worldwide was laid off as part of the cuts. This is approximately 3700 people.
Some employees were fired by mistake, and some were fired before the managers realized that the employees were needed for the changes planned by Elon Musk. At the same time, some employees learned about the dismissal from letters sent by e-mail. Another part realized that they were laid off after disconnecting them from corporate systems and chats in Slack.
When it comes to downsizing Twitter, unfortunately the company has no choice as it is losing more than $4 million a day.
All dropouts will be paid three months’ severance pay, which is 50% more than required by law.
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It’s not just the layoffs that are chaotic, according to Bloomberg sources. The new management requires the remaining employees to quickly implement new features, which is why they are forced to spend the night in the office to meet the deadlines.