Musk instructs Twitter employees to choose intensity or face severance
Elon Musk sent a message to Twitter employees, telling them they had until Thursday to decide whether they wanted to continue “working long hours at high intensity” or accept a three-month pay cut.
Musk informed Twitter employees that if they had not clicked on a link confirming “you want to be a part of the new Twitter” by Thursday evening New York time, they would be considered to have resigned.
“Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely hardcore,” the message from Musk said. “This will mean long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade.”
Twitter laid off half of its employees earlier this month, shortly after Musk took over as CEO of the social media company.
Musk has criticised Twitter’s spending and work culture, claiming that the company requires drastic cost cuts and a relaunch of its services.
Some Twitter employees who had publicly criticised Musk had previously tweeted that they had been let go.
Musk said Twitter would be “much more engineering-driven” under his leadership, adding that “those writing great code will constitute the majority of our team and have the greatest sway.”
“Regardless of your decision, thank you for your efforts to make Twitter successful,” the message said.