After laying off half of its employees, Twitter is asking some to come back to work.
The least that can be said is that the situation at Twitter is currently chaotic. Since the announcement of the takeover by Elon Musk, and even more since he took office at the head of the company, the company has been in the news every day, rarely for good reasons, unfortunately. The multi-billionaire had initiated a vast redundancy plan, but it would seem that the period is not suitable for it at all and that certain essential collaborators have been pushed out by mistake.
After laying off half of its employees,
Just days after parting ways with half of its payroll, Twitter reportedly asked some employees to come back to work, according to an article by Bloomberg. The newspaper quotes two sources working in the company: the management of Twitter would have sometimes let employees leave by accident, sometimes not realizing that their experience was essential to design the functionalities desired by Elon Musk on the platform.
Contacted on the game by Engadget, Twitter did not wish to react to this new information. Casey Newton, of Platformer, was the first to report the move, sharing posts from one of the company’s internal Slack channels. According to one of the messages, the company needs Android and iOS developers.
Twitter asks some to come back to work
This decision to recall certain employees comes to close a very chaotic weekend at Twitter. The company had started Friday by laying off about 3,800 employees, a move that impacted teams in all segments of the company, including divisions responsible for developing accessibility features. This Saturday, the company began to deploy its new paid verification system. The next day, she made the decision to postpone this deployment until after the midterm elections in the United States, which will take place in the coming days.
Hopefully the situation will calm down quickly otherwise it could become difficult.
From Twitter Slack: “sorry to @- everybody on the weekend but I wanted to pass along that we have the opportunity to ask folks that were left off if they will come back. I need to put together names and rationales by 4PM PST Sunday.
—Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) November 6, 2022