After the new owner, Elon Musk, warned that employees wishing to stay would have to work “long hours and with high intensity,” it is estimated that hundreds of Twitter employees started leaving the social media company , according to a Reuters report .
According to a survey done by Blend, which validates employee addresses and allows for anonymous information sharing in the workplace, 42% of 180 people who answered our Twitter exit survey stated that they are currently open to receiving job offers.
Seventy-five percent of respondents said they had “reluctantly” chosen to stay, and only 7% of them said they had clicked yes to stay.
Based on their perceptions, more than half of respondents in a separate Blend survey estimated that at least 50% of Twitter’s workforce would quit.
According to a current and recently departed Twitter employee who is in touch with his colleagues, Musk has been meeting with some senior employees to try to convince them to stay.
The numbers illustrate the fact that some employees were unwilling to stay with the company after Musk got rid of half of its workforce, including senior management. The work culture was changed to one of long hours and intense labor.
According to a former employee, approximately 50 Twitter employees were having a private Signal conversation in which 40 of them said they had decided to leave.
So far, more than 20 Twitter employees in the US and Europe have announced their departure in public posts on the site. In addition, a new channel titled “Voluntary Layoffs” has been created on Slack (a software platform used by many businesses) by ex-Twitter employees; this channel already has 360 members.
The best people are staying, so I’m not super worried— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2022
On Thursday evening, security officers started expelling the employees from the office, according to two sources. The company has notified employees that it will close its offices and cut off entry by labor card until next Monday.
Musk tweeted late Thursday that he wasn’t concerned about the resignations, because “the best people stay.”
The billionaire owner stated that Twitter achieved its highest peak in usage rates during the avalanche of resignations.
He tweeted that they “achieved another all-time high in Twitter usage,” but he did not go into detail.
The departures included several engineers responsible for fixing bugs and preventing service outages, which raises questions about the stability of the platform amid the loss of staff.
On Thursday evening, according to a source familiar with the matter, developers experience slowed performance on an internal Twitter app called “Twitter Blue.” The individual said that this reduced speed could cause public Twitter to crash overnight.
“If damage has already occurred, there will be no one to repair the damage in many areas,” said the person – who asked not to be named for fear of accountability.
On Thursday evening, the number of reports regarding Twitter outages skyrocketed from a measly 50 to an overwhelming 350, as per Downdetector- a website that detects and tracks any possible app or website outages.