Hundreds of Twitter workers resign en masse after coercion by Musk

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The tycoon gave them an ultimatum to either commit to working "extremely hard" or leave. The company closes its offices for fear of sabotage

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Twitter workers stand up to Elon Musk and, after the controversial wave of layoffs that the company is implementing after the arrival of the South African tycoon, they have decided to freely resign from their jobs due to the coercion they are receiving. This has forced the technology company to close its offices.

Thus, the social network closed its offices on Thursday after hundreds of employees have chosen to leave the company by refusing to work more hours under threat of dismissal by Elon Musk, who bought the platform at the end of October.

The company has made the decision due to fear that some workers "could sabotage the social network", asking the employees who were present to leave the offices until next Monday, November 21, CNN has reported.

In addition to the closure of its headquarters, Twitter has closed access to internal communication tools and company devices in the hands of workers, as it did a few weeks ago when firing 50 percent of the workforce.

This intense worker resignation comes after billionaire Elon Musk gave them an ultimatum to either commit to working "extremely hard" at the company or leave, urging them to make a decision by 5:00 p.m. local time. ) this Thursday.

fear of closure

At that time, hundreds of workers have been fired through Twitter's internal communication tools, accepting Musk's offer to receive three months' salary if they chose to leave their post, according to the aforementioned chain.

Faced with this situation, fear has grown among users of the social network that it will finally close, as some former employees of the company have predicted, who have stated that there is no minimum number of engineers in charge of any of the systems. critical, which could cause the platform to stop working at some point.

One of the employees who has decided to reject Musk's ultimatum has detailed to CNN his reasons why he has preferred to leave the company, assuring that he does not want to stay to build "a product that is being poisoned inside and out." ».

"People don't want to sacrifice their mental health and family life to make the richest man in the world richer," said another employee, consulted by CNN.