Twitter 'closes office' after Elon Musk's oath of allegiance triggers wave of resignations

Tech companies are struggling to retain workers after Musk demanded employees sign pledges to work 'high-intensity hours'

The crisis at Twitter reached new heights Friday as hundreds of employees reportedly rejected Elon Musk's ultimatum to stay on for the business, threatening its ability to remain operational.

As the company temporarily closed its offices to staff, Twitter users started saying goodbye and linking to accounts on other platforms.

#RIPTwitter, #TwitterDown, Mastodon, and Myspace all trended on the platform after a deadline passed on Musk's ultimatum for the remaining workforce to sign up for "high-intensity hours," or leave. It is estimated that hundreds of the remaining staff chose to leave.

The departures included many engineers responsible for fixing bugs and preventing service outages, raising questions about platform stability amid employee losses and sparking a feverish debate among managers about who should be asked to return, current and former employees said. .

In an early sign that the number of those refusing to sign was larger than expected, Musk relaxed the return-to-office mandate he had issued a week ago, telling employees Thursday that they would be allowed to work remotely if their managers confirmed that they will work remotely. made an "excellent contribution".

Twitter later announced via email that it would be closing "our office building" and disabling employee badge access until Monday, the New York Times reported.

Online, users have speculated that the site could go down in hours or days.

By Thursday evening, the version of the Twitter app used by employees began to slow down, according to one source familiar with the matter, who predicted that the public version of Twitter was at risk of crashing during the night. The website DownDetector reported a significant increase in user reports of problems on the site.

"If it does break, there is nothing left to fix things in many areas," said the person who declined to be named for fear of reprisal.

The news sparked an outpouring of grief on the platform, and prompted many users to link their accounts on Instagram or Mastodon as an alternative.

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted she can be found on Instagram or in an email. This article was written by EDUKASI CAMPUS. 

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