New Delhi: The widespread resignations caused uncertainty on who staff should still be permitted access to Twitter facilities.
Elon Musk’s threat to implement a “very rigorous” work environment resulted in hundreds of staff quitting, forcing Twitter to briefly close its operations. The employees were given the option of working extreme long hours or losing their jobs, according to Musk.
According to Bloomberg, more employees than anticipated chose the latter choice, thus the firm shuttered its doors until Monday. The widespread resignations caused uncertainty on who staff should still be permitted access to Twitter facilities.
Musk, also the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has come under fire for radical changes at the social media company, which he bought for $44 billion late last month.
The resignations come just weeks after Musk laid off nearly half the company’s workforce, and questions are being raised if Twitter will be able to continue operations normally.
The troubled social media network’s management sent a memo to its employees informing them that offices have been closed till Monday.
Here is the memo Twitter sent out to its staff, as accessed by news agency AFP and Bloomberg:
Effective immediately, we are temporarily closing our office buildings and all badge access will be suspended. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 21st.
Thank you for your flexibility. Please continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere.
We look forward to working with you on Twitter’s exciting future.