Following a massive cut back in employees at Twitter, various sources are reporting some are already being asked to come back.
Twitter has gone through quite the turmoil in the last month, following Elon Musk’s ascension to “chief twit,” after he purchased the social media platform for $44 Billion USD.
On November 5th, the company began laying off employees in the thousands. Notified via email, Musk began culling away at the workforce he now deemed unnecessary.
“Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day,” Musk tweeted. “Everyone exited was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50% more than legally required.”
Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day.
Everyone exited was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50% more than legally required.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2022
It is expected that the cuts will end up impacting nearly half of Twitter’s staff.
However, it seems that Twitter might have jumped the gun and got rid of some much needed talent.
Allegedly, some of the layoffs were simply an unfortunate mistake. But some of the employees were dismissed before management realised how significant their work and experience was to the company. Especially, if they are to build Musk’s new vision for the social media giant.
This mishap is just one of many bizarre events that have unfolded since Musk rose to power. Most recently, people of the Twitter-verse have been debating Musk’s decision to incur an $8 monthly fee for their account to remain certified.
Widespread verification will democratize journalism & empower the voice of the people
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 6, 2022
Many have argued this move has now diminished the purpose of this certification and now only proves that the account holder has $8.
Others have suggested that by paying Twitter, the user is reassured that they are paying for a product, rather than the user being the product.