‘Sabotage’-Shy Musk Boards Up Twitter Offices as Staffers Flock to Quit: Report

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Hours after new “Chief Twit” Elon Musk issued an “extremely hardcore” ultimatum to work hard or get out, thousands of Twitter employees have beelined for the exits, with the social media company disabling badge access and shuttering its brick-and-mortar spaces for at least the next 72 hours, according to multiple Thursday night reports.

The devolution into chaos began after Musk sent an early-morning internal email suggesting Twitter’s employees prepare for “long hours at hard intensity” in order to build “Twitter 2.0” on Wednesday. Musk imposed a deadline of 5 p.m. Eastern time by which staff had to report their decision to stay or go on a company Google form. By the time the deadline rolled around, according to Fortune reporter Kylie Robison, as much as three-quarters of the remaining workforce had tendered their resignations.

The exact number of staffers who survived Musk’s cull earlier this month—and chose not to quit in the intervening days—is unclear, but estimates hovered close to 3,000 workers just prior to the deadline, according to The Verge’s Alex Heath.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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