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From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-18 4:05 AM 
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Twitter employees head for the exits after Elon Musk’s ‘extremely hardcore’ work ultimatum

Another employee exodus appears to be underway at Twitter as many workers rejected Elon Musk’s terms for staying with the company, choosing instead to depart, according to multiple current and former employees.

As the deadline approached for Twitter employees to respond to Elon Musk’s ultimatum to commit to working in an “extremely hardcore” fashion at the company or leave, some employees appeared to publicly indicate they had chosen the latter option. On Thursday afternoon, Twitter staffers began posting the salute emoji, which has become a signal that someone is exiting the company. One Twitter employee said in a tweet that deciding to join the company was “one of the easiest decisions ever made. Deciding to leave today was 100% the opposite.”

Meanwhile, an internal Slack channel at the company was filled with employees posting the salute emoji after the 5pm ET deadline, indicating they had chosen not to sign Musk’s pledge and depart the company, employees told CNN.  

Twitter’s remaining workforce had until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday to decide whether they wanted to be a part of the culture Musk wants to implement at the social media company, or else effectively resign, according to an email he sent to staff Wednesday.

A former Twitter executive who recently exited the company described Thursday’s employee exits as a “mass exodus.”

On Thursday evening following the exits, employees remaining at the company received an email alerting them that the company’s offices will be temporarily closed and badge access will be restricted through Monday, according to a copy of the email obtained by CNN from a current Twitter employee. Musk’s team similarly shuttered offices during the mass layoffs earlier this month out of a concern for safety and an apparent fear that exiting employees could attempt to sabotage the company on their way out.

Two Twitter employees told CNN ahead of the deadline on Thursday that they planned to reject the ultimatum, citing a toxic work environment they say the billionaire has introduced. Another Twitter employee told CNN Wednesday they were still weighing the decision, saying the email from Musk “felt like a punch in the gut because no matter how you felt about wanting to stay or wanting to go, you were forced to make a decision and feel like you’re up against the time clock to make the best decision for you and your family.”

The employee added: “Those decisions are more than just 24 hours.”

More at

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/17/tech/twitter-employees-ultimatum-deadline/index.html

 

 

 
From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-18 4:11 AM 
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Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week

Twitter has told employees that the company's office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately.

In a message seen by the BBC, workers were told that the offices would reopen on Monday 21 November.

It did not give a reason for the move.

The announcement comes amid reports that large numbers of staff were quitting after new owner Elon Musk called on them to sign up for "long hours at high intensity" or leave.

The message went on to say: "Please continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere."

 

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the BBC.

 

This week Mr Musk told Twitter staff that they had to commit to working long hours and would "need to be extremely hardcore" or leave the company, according to reports.

In an email to staff, the firm's new owner said workers should agree to the pledge if they wanted to stay, the Washington Post reported.

Those who did not sign up by Thursday 17 November would be given three months' severance pay, Mr Musk said.

Earlier this month the company said that it was cutting around 50% of its workforce.

Today's announcement that Twitter had temporarily closed its offices came amid signs that large numbers of workers have now also resigned as they have not accepted Mr Musk's new terms.

Employees have been tweeting using the hashtag #LoveWhereYouWorked and a saluting emoji to show they were leaving the firm.

 

One former Twitter worker who wished to remain anonymous told the BBC: "I think when the dust clears today, there's probably going to be less than 2,000 people left."

They added that everyone in their team had been terminated.

More at

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-63672307

 

 
From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-19 5:34 AM 
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Twitter-Musk News Timeline: Musk Summons Engineers as Worries of Twitter Crash Grow

Banned accounts for Jordan Peterson, Babylon Bee and Kathy Griffin have been reinstated.

Twitter's new owner and CEO, Elon Musk, has been making dramatic changes since he finalized a deal to buy the company for about $44 billion on Oct. 27. After laying off half the staff, he gave remaining employees an ultimatum this week to pledge to work under his new intense culture or get out. Many, it seems, decided to leave.

Twitter's saga with Musk, who also runs automaker Tesla and aerospace company SpaceX, was chaotic even before he took control. He signed a deal in April to acquire the company but then attempted to back out of it, leading Twitter to sue him. After months of pretrial skirmishes, Musk closed the acquisition just before a court-ordered deadline. 

 

Here's the most recent news about Musk's takeover of Twitter:

Nov. 18: Musk asks engineers to come to the office. Previously banned accounts get reinstated

Twitter employees were locked out of the company's headquarters, but Musk reportedly sent an email asking for some software engineers to head back into the office, according to Bloomberg. Musk asked the coders to meet with him and provide examples of their coding work in order to help him better understand the software. 

Musk tweeted about the company's policy on speech saying certain tweets will not have "freedom of reach."

"Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter," he said. "You won't find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of internet."

More at

https://www.cnet.com/news/social-media/twitter-musk-news-timeline-musk-summons-engineers-as-worries-of-twitter-crash-grow/

 

 
From: NudamayerNov-19 9:26 PM 
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Fears that the EMPLOYEES will sabotage it? Musk is sabotaging it all by himself. I know he was forced to go through with the purchase, but does he really have whatever billion dollars to just throw away by destroying the company? Is he just doing everything by himself there at this point? I still don’t know what he meant by “hardcore.” Sounds like he is demanding to violate labor laws. Is this how he manages his other companies? Glad I never used Twitter.

 

 
From: NudamayerNov-19 10:08 PM 
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Oh, boy. I just popped out to check the news. Musky has reinstated T****. He probably thinks that will save Twitter in its own sick way.

 

 
From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-20 4:09 AM 
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Everyday it's something new!  I don't see how anyone could work for him!  He's reinstated Trump!

 

 
From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-20 4:10 AM 
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I just saw that too  .... I'm going to have to dump my Twitter, which is a shame.

 

 
From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-20 5:47 AM 
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Musk restores Trump to Twitter after holding online poll

LOS ANGELES -- Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump's account on Twitter on Saturday, reversing a ban that has kept the former president off the social media site since a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress was poised to certify Joe Biden's election victory.

Musk made the announcement in the evening after holding a poll that asked Twitter users to click "yes" or "no" on whether Trump's account should be restored. The "yes" vote won, with 51.2%.

"The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei," Musk tweeted, using a Latin phrase meaning "the voice of the people, the voice of God."

Shortly afterward Trump's account, which had earlier appeared as suspended, reappeared on the platform complete with his former tweets, more than 59,000 of them. However his followers were gone, at least initially.

It is not clear whether Trump would actually return to Twitter. An irrepressible tweeter before he was banned, Trump has said in the past that he would not rejoin even if his account was reinstated. He has been relying on his own, much smaller social media site, Truth Social, which he launched after being blocked from Twitter.

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https://abc7chicago.com/elon-musk-twitter-donald-trump-restored-poll/12473140/?ex_cid=TA_WLS_TW&taid=6379fe31ce922e00017abbbb&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

 
From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-26 4:42 PM 
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Twitter has lost 50 of its top 100 advertisers since Elon Musk took over, report says

Half of Twitter's top 100 advertisers appear to no longer be advertising on the website. A report from Media Matters for America states that these 50 advertisers have spent almost $2 billion on Twitter ads since 2020 and more than $750 million just in 2022.

Seven additional advertisers have slowed their advertising to almost nothing, according to the report, which was published on Tuesday. These companies have paid Twitter more than $255 million since 2020.

Chevrolet, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Ford, Jeep, Kyndryl, Merck & Co. and Novartis AG all issued statements about halting Twitter ads or were reported and confirmed as doing so. The others ceased advertising on the platform for a "significant period of time following direct outreach, controversies, and warnings from media buyers."

The report wrote that even with these hits to advertising revenue, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has "continued his rash of brand unsafe actions — including amplifying conspiracy theories, unilaterally reinstating banned accounts such as that of former President Donald Trump, courting and engaging with far-right accounts, and instituting a haphazard verification scheme that allowed extremists and scammers to purchase a blue check."

Twitter users like author Stephen King have criticized the new blue checkmark system. The symbol used to verify the identity of Twitter accounts, so it was easy to confirm a tweet's source.

Eli Lilly and Co. stopped showing ads on Twitter the day after an account impersonating the pharmaceutical company — complete with a purchased blue check mark — posted, "We are excited to announce insulin is free now."

Eli Lilly asked Twitter to take it down, but the tweet remained up for hours, because the platform's staff was stretched thin due to recent layoffs and resignations. The tweet garnered hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes, and Eli Lilly's stock soon took a dive.

Twitter users like author Stephen King have criticized the new blue checkmark system. The symbol used to verify the identity of Twitter accounts, so it was easy to confirm a tweet's source.

Eli Lilly and Co. stopped showing ads on Twitter the day after an account impersonating the pharmaceutical company — complete with a purchased blue check mark — posted, "We are excited to announce insulin is free now."

Eli Lilly asked Twitter to take it down, but the tweet remained up for hours, because the platform's staff was stretched thin due to recent layoffs and resignations. The tweet garnered hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes, and Eli Lilly's stock soon took a dive.

More at

https://www.npr.org/2022/11/25/1139180002/twitter-loses-50-top-advertisers-elon-musk

 

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