In response to Elon Musk's Thursday, November 17th deadline given to Twitter employees, the social media company's staffers allegedly started resigning. According to a new report, hundreds of workers at the social media company rejected the request owner's ultimatum.
The tech mogul seemingly demanded that Twitter employees choose between committing to an "extremely hardcore" culture that would require "long hours at high intensity" or leaving the company with severance. Employees were given a deadline of 5 P.M. Eastern Time on November 17th, and a lack of response would be perceived as abandoning their job.
According to reports, hundreds of Twitter employees appeared to have decided to depart with three months of severance pay.
In the wake of the massive resignations, Twitter sent a memo to the remaining employees advising them the company's office buildings would be temporarily closed, effective immediately, and would reopen on November 21.
Other reports suggest that Elon tried to persuade some workers to stay after the mass exodus of employees. Allegedly, Musk and his advisers held meetings with some Twitter workers whom they deemed "critical" to persuade them from resigning.
Even with the number of employees who resigned, in a Twitter post, Elon Musk said that he is not "super" worried about the mass resignations as the best employees are staying.
Musk commented when a user asked him: "What do people mean when they say Twitter is gonna shut down? Doesn't it kinda run itself?"
"The best people are staying, so I'm not super worried," he replied. On Musk's tweet, a user commented: "Why would anyone want to work for Elon's low pay," while another said: "Thank you, Elon, for exposing all the trash Twitter employees and bringing back the real-valued ones!"
Later, Musk tweeted: "And we just hit another all-time high in Twitter usage, lol."