Twitter employees on Friday started a ‘#RIPTwitter’ trend as hundreds of the company’s employees are estimated to be leaving the company.
The hashtag “RIPTwitter” started trending on Twitter where users shared hilarious memes and posts while highlighting that the platform might soon shut down.
Elon Musk issued employees an ultimatum saying that stay with the company “working long hours at high intensity” or quit with three months’ severance pay.
Earlier it was reported that the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter staff at the company have set tasks so that it can be seen who works hard in Musk’s team.
The teams of Twitter’s engineers have been assigned coding projects to be completed over the weekend. Twitter managers have told some staff to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week. That is equivalent to 84 hours a week to meet Musk’s deadlines, CNBC reported, citing internal communications.
Here are some #RIPTwitter posts trending on social media platforms:
Followed by many more tweets. However, Elon Musk responded to the trend with a meme featuring a tombstone with Twitter’s bird logo morphed on it.
Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion. Among Musk’s first moves: changing the leadership. Departures include Twitter Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal; Vijaya Gadde, the head of legal, policy, and trust; Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal and Sean Edgett.
Elon Musk, who just took over as the chief executive at Twitter after buying the company, said he does not want to be the CEO of any company.
Musk said, “I expect to reduce my time at Twitter and find somebody else to run Twitter over time,” according to multiple media reports.
Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk said remote work will no longer be allowed and employees will be expected to be in the office for at least 40 hours per week, subject to exceptions by his approval.
According to the email, Elon Musk emailed his workers for the first time late Wednesday to prepare them for “difficult times ahead.”
Elon Musk said there was “no way to sugarcoat the message” about the economic outlook and how it will affect an advertising-dependent company like Twitter.