Elon Musk is now facing a new crisis on the Twitter platform as a wave of employees is starting to leave the company.
Things have not progressed normally since Elon Musk bought Twitter. Putting some harsh conditions on his employees, Musk is now seeing a lot of resignations. The Tesla CEO, who wanted employees to work “long hours at high intensity”, began to receive resignations instead of this request. Numerous employees appear to have rejected Musk’s vision.
Exactly how many employees choose to quit their jobs rather than stay on Twitter is not yet clear. The New York Times reports the number to be in the “hundreds,” while other early reports suggest the number could be much higher. The departures came after the mass layoffs of 50 percent of Musk’s Twitter business.
On the platform, dozens of platform employees who survived the first round of layoffs tweeted goodbye messages. An employee tweeted a video of a group of workers in Twitter’s office counting down to 5 p.m. ET, the deadline for Musk’s ultimatum. “We’re all about to be fired,” he said. Others posted tweets alluding to Musk’s policies.
In his Wednesday morning message, Musk said that “only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade.” With the deadline approaching, Musk reportedly began to worry about how many employees could leave the company. On a new note, he still said he would fire managers if remote workers on his teams didn’t perform. The platform is not doing well under the control of the Tesla CEO.