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Twitter layoffs: Former employees reveal how they got fired



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Twitter workers braced themselves for a fateful email on Friday because the platform’s new proprietor, Elon Musk, knowledgeable a large swath of staffers that their jobs had been eradicated.

Musk, who took possession of the social-media big final week, planned to eliminate about 3,700 jobs at Twitter, or half of the social media firm’s workforce, in a bid to reel in prices.

The move was expected with the Tesla and SpaceX CEO’s $44-billion acquisition of the corporate however was surprising nonetheless. It comes days after Musk instructed verified customers that they wanted to pay $8 a month to maintain their blue checkmarks, celebrities and politicians included.

Some former workers filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday night time alleging that Twitter is in violation of the federal and California Employee Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act). The lawsuit got here as the corporate despatched out an electronic mail informing workers that they’d obtain directions about their future with the corporate.

Right here’s how among the self-proclaimed “tweeps” took the information, a lot of whom used the hashtags #OneTeam and #LoveWhereYouWorked to point out solidarity.

“Seems to be like I’m unemployed y’all. Simply acquired remotely logged out of my work laptop computer and faraway from Slack. #OneTeam ceaselessly. Beloved you all a lot. So unhappy it needed to finish this fashion” — @SBkcrn

“Simply acquired a textual content telling me I’m remotely logged out of my work laptop computer and faraway from Twitter Slack. Which is to say the least stunning, apparently I’ve been working at Twitter for the final two years with out even realising it.” #OneTeam — @MuteDialog

“It’s been a 12 months working at a spot I by no means imagined I’ll ever get to work.I’m glad that I may signify for Africa & I didn’t allow us to down. My greatest profession expertise by far & it was lovely while it lasted.A lot like to all of the superb tweeps that made it price it. #OneTeam” — @mistameister

“Twitter was the primary company firm I labored for the place I didn’t really feel alone. Thats due to the superb folks I labored with! You wouldn’t absolutely perceive the tradition until you had been there. #OneTeam” — @ShawnaCodes

“I acquired the e-mail… I nonetheless have a job however I stayed up final night time watching hard-working, proficient, caring folks get logged out one after the other and I don’t know what to say. Tweeps, you might be outstanding. #OneTeam #TwitterLayoffs” —@elibelly

“wont get to Tweet it, however right here it’s – the final @Twitter Tweet from my group and I Love y’all and thanks for the respect of a lifetime #OneTeam” — @Phonz

“Twitter’s inside slack proper now’s one lengthy stream of blue one group hearts – the image of goodbye” — @lizzadwoskin

“the truth that the very first thing tweeps did when layoffs had been lastly, formally introduced was to ship so many coronary heart emojis that we broke slack says all the things nobody else is aware of about this place. #OneTeam” — @emcorinne

“effectively, my whole group simply acquired locked out. formally an ex-Tweep. it’s been a wild trip #OneTeam” — @neeks_cap

Elon Musk, seen in 2020, took ownership of Twitter last week.

Elon Musk, seen in 2020, took possession of Twitter final week.

(Hannibal Hanschke / Related Press)

“My identify is Gonzalo Lira and I’m one of many faces of those Twitter layoffs. It’s not a joke guys im an individual. I coach little league. I’m going on walks with my spouse. I’m a drone hobbies. I helped design that little flag for Ukraine. For what? Baffling. #OneTeam #lovewhereyouworked” — @strangertemple

“Nicely this isn’t trying promising. Can’t log into emails. Mac wont activate. However so grateful that is occurring at 3am. Actually recognize the thoughtfulness on the timing entrance guys. In the meantime to everybody else at Twitter, you’re one of the best #OneTeam” — @ChrisYounie

“It’s official I’m out. Completely loved my time and having the ability to be me on a regular basis at work. My group has been implausible and grateful I had the pleasure of working with them #LoveWhereYouWorked #OneTeam” — @TechD0C

“I’ve labored at Twitter for many of my grownup life. It was an important place, stuffed with the neatest individuals who all really cared about their work and one another. I’m undecided what tomorrow brings, however I’m unhappy to see right now go. #OneTeam” — @jcmi

“Rooting for all Tweeps, particularly my good Curation group, who labored relentlessly to make sure customers had entry to related, correct data each day. The struggle for wholesome media platforms continues, however working with you has been the best honor #OneTeam” — @gwenfaviles