“Master class on how not to do it”

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  • Twitter abruptly laid off half of its employees on Friday, a week after Elon Musk took over.

  • Employees shared stories of finding themselves demoralized by being kicked off the company’s platform.

  • One person was in a meeting when he abruptly hung up, sources told the New York Times.

About a week after Tesla billionaire Elon Musk hijacked Twitter, the company laid off half of its employees, leaving the laid-off workers in confusion and confusion over how it all fell apart. shared the story of

Top executives were fired shortly after Musk took control last week. Shut down Twitter’s internal systems or get locked out of your work laptop No warning or explanation.

At least one Twitter employee was kicked out of the company’s systems during the Twitter Blue call, according to three sources familiar with the conference. new york timesLed by project manager Esther Crawford, the group was discussing subscription product updates and issues when one person hung up.

Mr. Musk has been criticized for how the layoffs were handled.Several former Twitter employees filed a lawsuit On Thursday, Twitter accused Twitter of violating the WARN Act, a federal law that requires companies with 100 or more employees to give 60 days’ notice of mass layoffs.

“This is a master class on how not to do it,” Sandra Sucher, a Harvard professor who studies layoffs, told The Times that layoffs of this magnitude happen so quickly without a clear explanation. “Sequencing ways to upset people, saying in advance that you’re going to do it, and for no reason, it’s a particularly inhumane way to treat.”

Former Twitter employee Rachel Vonn, who is eight months pregnant, said she I lost access to my work laptop Thursday night, hours after Mr. Musk announced furloughs.Another ex-Twitter employee, Chris Younie, suddenly I can’t turn on my work laptop Or log into his email around 3am on Friday.

and TweetMusk said of the layoffs that the company “had no choice” because they were losing more than $4 million a day. said.

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