Twitter CEO Elon Musk is continuing his whiplash-inducing management style with the newly private social media platform Friday, reportedly emailing remaining Twitter staff to fly to its headquarters in San Fransico to have in-person meetings with Musk.
The development, reported on Friday by Reuters, comes after hundreds of employees quit in a mass exodus following his “hard core” ultimatum.
What Happened: According to internal emails seen by Reuters, Musk is asking remaining Twitter staff to fly to headquarters for in-person meetings, and asking engineers to report to the office by 2 p.m. Friday, as well as saying there will be short, techinical interviews with the engineering team to help Musk better understand the Twitter tech stack.
This follows Twitter’s office closures, in which the company notified employees that it would temporarily close its offices and cut badge access until Monday.
The new emails to Twitter staff come after a number of employees resigned as a result of Musk's ultimatum that they would have to pick between working "long hours at high intensity" or leaving.
Hundreds of workers are believed left their positions, although Musk assured followers on Twitter "the best people are staying."
Numerous engineers who are in charge of preventing service interruptions and resolving problems were among those who resigned, and a source told Reuters that the version of the app used by employees started to lag on Thursday night, the new report said.
Why It Matters: The remaining Twitter employees were invited to decide by Thursday evening if they wanted to be a part of the company. Musk stated in his message to staff that employees will need to be "extremely hardcore."
Backpedaling from his previous no-remote-work stance, Musk told employees on Thursday that he would permit some of them to work remotely with management consent following a class action lawsuit entered Wedneday by California-based engineering manager Dmitry Borodaenko who said Twitter fired him after he refused to report to the office.
According to Borodaenko's complaint, Musk's recent threat to fire Twitter staff who did not return to the office infringes on the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA), which mandates that businesses make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.
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