Tomorrow morning, up to half of Twitter employees will likely be fired via email.
Twitter offices have been temporarily closed and all badge access to physical locations will be suspended to protect against sabotage.
Is real change finally coming to Twitter?
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 4, 2022
Has it already started? Happy layoff eve! pic.twitter.com/0AcaQjGJvm
— Rumman Chowdhury (@ruchowdh) November 4, 2022
— Rena (@rena_levin) November 4, 2022
I’ve flown the coop. Or been tossed. Tweeps, I love you beyond measure.
— Jaime Sena (@dorkprincess) November 4, 2022
Well Twitter…it’s been real, and it’s been fun. But the end hasn’t been real fun.
— Joey (@jowehh) November 4, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk is beginning mass layoffs at Twitter, sharply reducing the company’s workforce of 7,500 and beginning his wholesale overhaul of the company, as he took aim at a work environment he has decried as too relaxed.
In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday,” an email to workers said, instructing them of how they may learn whether their position was affected. “We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward.”
The email kicked off an anxious wait for many employees, who would not find out immediately whether they would be affected. Instead, it said that by 9 a.m. Pacific time Friday, workers would receive an email with the subject line: “Your Role at Twitter.”
Those keeping their jobs would be notified on their company email. Those losing them would be told via their personal email.
Twitter Layoff Letter
Wow this pending layoff letter twitter sent employees is harsh pic.twitter.com/0sz1Q7zOxz
— Vice-President in Exile Johnny 5, Still Alive (@SmoothJohnny5) November 4, 2022
“In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday. We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward.
Given the nature of our distributed workforce and our desire to inform impacted individuals as quickly as possible, communications for this process will take place via email. By 9AM PST on Friday Nov. 4th, everyone will receive an individual email with the subject line: Your Role at Twitter.
Please check your email, including your spam folder.
• If your employment is not impacted, you will receive a notification via your Twitter email.
• If your employment is impacted, you will receive a notification with next steps via your personal email.
• If you do not receive an email from twitter-hr@ by 5PM PST on Friday Nov. 4th, please email email@example.com.
To help ensure the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data, our offices will be temporarily closed and all badge access will be suspended. If you are in an office or on your way to an office, please return home.
We acknowledge this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether or not you are impacted. Thank you for continuing to adhere to Twitter policies that prohibit you from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere. We are grateful for your contributions to Twitter and for your patience as we move through this process”
— This Week in Startups (@TWiStartups) November 4, 2022