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Twitter in chaos as employees accept Musk’s invitation to quit their jobs

Musk jokes through crisis, says record numbers “logging in to see if Twitter is dead.”



Enlarge / Elon Musk tweeted this image as his stay-or-leave ultimatum deadline passed. (credit: Elon Musk)

The situation at Twitter grew even more chaotic over the past day as all remaining employees were forced to choose whether to stay and meet owner Elon Musk’s demands or leave now and take three months’ severance. Musk had sent an ultimatum to staff earlier this week, saying they must commit to “working long hours at high intensity” in order to keep their jobs.

“lf you are sure that you want to be part of the new Twitter, please click yes on the link below,” Musk wrote. “Anyone who has not done so by 5pm ET tomorrow (Thursday) will receive three months of severance.”

As the deadline passed yesterday, at least hundreds of employees reportedly didn’t fill out the form and thus chose to leave. Twitter reportedly informed staff that it was closing all office buildings and disabling employee badge access until Monday.

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