Twitter employees must let us know before Thursday afternoon if they are willing to work harder for the social medium. Otherwise they must leave. A form that must be signed states that employees must promise to work “long days at high intensity”. The new owner Elon Musk sent an email to the staff about this around midnight local time, American media report.
“If you’re sure you want to be a part of the new Twitter, click yes on the link below,” Musk said in the email. “Twitter will be extreme hardcore must be. Only exceptional performance will result in a pass.” Anyone who does not commit to this must leave and receive a three-month severance payment. Earlier this week, Musk said that he himself was overworked.
His new announcement could lead to further staff turnover. Since his takeover at the end of last month, the billionaire has already laid off half of Twitter’s staff. The media also write that software engineers of the platform who contradict their new boss will also be fired.
Musk’s first period at Twitter is turbulent. For example, the introduction of Twitter Blue became a chaos. Paying users get a blue check mark. Until recently, that was reserved for users that Twitter was sure it was them. After its introduction, many people took advantage of the blue tick by changing their name to resemble that of a company or celebrity. A few days later, Twitter paused new sign-ups for Twitter Blue.