Remaining employees are quitting. Is Twitter about to implode?

Source: Hot Air

I don’t think we’re about to see Twitter implode but if you’re on Twitter this evening there are a lot of people suggesting everyone who works there has quit. This latest round of departures started yesterday with an email Musk sent to the remaining work force (about half had been fired earlier this month).

Early Wednesday morning, the world’s richest man and newly installed Twitter CEO emailed the site’s employees with an ultimatum, obligating them to commit to an “extremely hardcore” work ethic or leaving the company.

Musk argued that Twitter must be ready for a more “increasingly competitive world” and therefore employees must be ready to give more. CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan provided a screenshot of Musk’s surprise email.

In it, Musk wrote, “Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely hardcore. This will mean working long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade.”

After mentioning that Twitter will become “much more engineering-driven,” he gave his employees a choice to get on board with his ambitions or leave the company. He added, “If you are sure that you want to be part of the new Twitter, please click yes on the link below,” adding, “Anyone who has not done so by 5pm ET tomorrow (Thursday) will receive three months of severance.”

And according to this tech reporter for Fortune, most people have decided to leave.

Some employees posted a countdown video to 5pm. It sounds like all of these guys were leaving or expecting to be fired.

The NY Times is reporting the company is in disarray.

Hours before a Thursday deadline that Elon Musk had given Twitter employees to decide whether to stay or leave their jobs, the social media company appeared to be in disarray…

All the while, two people said, resignations started to roll in. By the deadline, 5 p.m. Eastern time, hundreds of Twitter employees appeared to have decided to depart with three months of severance pay, the people said. Twitter later announced via email that it would close “our office buildings” and disable employee badge access until Monday.

Others are predicting it’s imminent demise.

Musk himself seems to still be in a good mood.

But Twitter itself is awash in people predicting the end is near. Here’s what the trending topics sidebar looks like right now:

So lots of people are jumping in with predictions that Twitter may implode at any moment. Some are saying goodbye.

Others are just having fun with memes.

Somebody at Twitter HQ has pulled out a projector.

But the reality is it’ll probably still be there in the morning.