Musk makes ultimatum to workers: either work “long hours at high intensity” or have to leave

Message was transmitted via email sent to employees, who now have until Thursday to indicate whether they decided to continue or leave the company

The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, gave workers an ultimatum: either they decide to stay and work “long hours, at high intensity” or they must accept the redundancy package and leave the company. The message was transmitted through an email sent to employees, who now have until Thursday to indicate whether or not they will remain at the company.

“To move forward, to build Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will have to work extremely hard. This will mean working long hours, at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will receive approval”, reads in the email sent by Elon Musk and published by The Wall Street Journal.

The leader also asked employees to click, by 17:00 local time (22:00 in Lisbon) on Thursday, on a link if they wanted to “be part of the new Twitter”. If they do not comply with the request, the employees will leave with compensation worth three months of salary.

“Whatever decision you make, I appreciate your efforts to make Twitter successful,” added Musk.

The ultimatum comes shortly after mass redundancies on Twitter, announced in early November. A week after being bought by Elon Musk, Twitter committed to laying off half of the approximately 7,500 workers it had at the end of October.

Along with Twitter, other major technology companies have been reducing thousands of jobs, including Meta, owner of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, and Microsoft.


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