Elon Musk asks Twitter engineers to report in-person amid mass resignations

Hundreds of Twitter employees were estimated to have quit following a Thursday, November 17 deadline from Elon Musk

Elon Musk asks Twitter engineers to report in-person amid mass resignations
Several employees offered their resignations and were laid off by Elon Musk since taking over Twitter (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Twitter/@elonmusk)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Twitter chief Elon Musk has sent emails to employees requesting that those who write software code report to the 10th floor of Twitter's office in San Francisco at 2 pm. This comes hours after the company told employees the offices would be closed until Monday.

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Also after Musk claimed that the best people were staying at Twitter amid reports of mass resignations as the deadline for conditions to work "long hours at high intensity" or leave ended on Thursday. "I would appreciate it if you could fly to SF to be present in person," the billionaire said in a follow-up email, adding that he would be at Twitter's San Francisco headquarters until midnight and would return Saturday morning, November 19, reported CNBC.

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Musk instructed employees to send him an email outlining what their software code had "achieved" over the previous six months, "along with up to ten screenshots of the most salient lines of code." Musk said the point of sharing all this code, and meeting with him in the office, would be to do “short, technical interviews” that would help him “better understand the Twitter tech stack,” as per New York Post.

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Many are predicting Twitter's likely end with #RIPTwitter, #TwitterShutdown, and other related hashtags trending ridiculing Musk. Meanwhile, Musk has claimed that Twitter's usage has gone to an all-time high.

Musk, who had also declined work from home or remote jobs for employees, directing them to only work in the office, has even said he would try to speak with remote employees by video. The Tesla owner said that only people who cannot physically get to the company’s headquarters or have a family emergency would be excused, according to the report.

Hundreds of Twitter employees were estimated to have quit following a Thursday, November 17 deadline from Musk, that staffers sign up for "long hours at high intensity" or leave. In his first email to Twitter employees this month, Musk said, “We are also changing Twitter policy such that remote work is no longer allowed, unless you have a specific exception.” He added, “Managers will send the exceptions lists to me for review an approval,” the report mentioned further.

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