Day after 1,200 Twitter employees resign, SOS from Elon Musk to engineers

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Twitter closed its offices yesterday after hundreds of employees laid off.

New Delhi:

A day after hundreds of Twitter employees decided to leave, owner Elon Musk sent an SOS to the staff: Everyone who writes software, report today at 2 p.m. on the 10th floor. Musk asked software engineers in an email to fly to San Francisco and be at the Twitter office in person.

Musk added that only those who are physically unable to come to the Bay Area or have family emergencies will be exempted from participating, Bloomberg reports.

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The engineers were instructed to send Musk a concise summary of what their coding work has accomplished over the past six months, along with a whopping 10 screenshots of the most glaring lines of code. The meetings will be short and held to help Musk “understand the Twitter tech stack,” he said in a follow-up email.

The email came hours after Twitter was forced to close its office following a mass exodus due to Musk’s ultimatum to commit to an “extremely hardcore” work environment. Musk had asked staff to choose between working long hours or losing their jobs.

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At least 1,200 employees resigned yesterday, sparking a cloud of confusion over whether people should still have access to company property, the New York Times reports.

Musk, the richest man in the world, is under fire for radical changes at the social media company, which he bought for $44 billion at the end of last month.

He had already laid off half of the company’s 7,500 employees, scrapped a work-from-home policy and imposed long hours, while his attempts to overhaul Twitter met with chaos and delays.

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