Twitter locks staff out of offices

Twitter locks staff out of offices

Los Angeles: Twitter has told employees that the company’s office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately.
In a message seen by the BBC, workers were told that the offices would reopen on Monday, November 21, BBC reported. It did not give a reason for the move.
The announcement comes amid reports that large numbers of staff were quitting after new owner Elon Musk called on them to sign up for “long hours at high intensity” or leave.
The message went on to say: “Please continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the BBC.
This week Musk told Twitter staff that they had to commit to working long hours and would “need to be extremely hardcore” or leave the company, according to reports.
In an email to staff, the firm’s new owner said workers should agree to the pledge if they wanted to stay, the Washington Post reported.
Those who did not sign up by November 17 would be given three months’ severance pay, Musk said.
Earlier this month the company said that it was cutting around 50 per cent of its workforce.
Today’s announcement that Twitter had temporarily closed its offices came amid signs that large numbers of workers have now also resigned as they have not accepted Musk’s new terms.
Employees have been tweeting using the hashtag #LoveWhereYouWorked and a saluting emoji to show they were leaving the firm.
One former Twitter worker who wished to remain anonymous told the BBC: “I think when the dust clears today, there’s probably going to be less than 2,000 people left.”
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