Elon Musk issues ultimatum to Twitter staff, read FAQs

In this photo illustration, the image of Elon Musk is seen on a computer screen and the logo of Twitter is seen on a mobile phone in Ankara, Turkey on October 6, 2022.

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asked Elon Musk Twitter Employees to commit to a “hardcore” culture where they are expected to work “long hours at high intensity” or to quit. They have until 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday to make their decision.

The company shared a “frequently asked questions” document with employees overnight, telling them, “If you don’t click ‘yes,’ you are confirming your decision to quit. They will be given documents to confirm this and an offer of severance pay in exchange for separation approval.”

The document answers questions raised after Musk sent a company-wide email to the remaining employees on Wednesday, demanding that they agree to work “long hours at high intensity” or “a three-month severance package.” receive. He asks employees to agree to support his vision for “Twitter 2.0”.

Musk completed the $44 billion purchase of Twitter in late October and quickly moved to cut about half of the company’s workforce, equivalent to approximately 3,700 jobs.

The latest document states that those who do not answer “yes” to Musk’s ultimatum “are not entitled to statutory redundancy or other severance payments, except as otherwise required by local law.”

The California Department of Labor Relations declined to comment on whether these terms comply with applicable local laws. Twitter’s headquarters are in San Francisco, but the company’s workforce is distributed.

Read below for a full copy of the FAQ.

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