Here’s Why Musk Decided To ‘Temporarily Shut’ Twitter Offices

Hundreds of Twitter staff have resigned ahead of the deadline set by Elon Musk to either stick to his “very hardcore” manner of working or leave the company. Since then Twitter had around 3,000 employees land Musk has decided to ‘temporarily shut’ offices.

Mass Resignation

In yet another havoc at Twitter, hundreds of employees have resigned ahead of the deadline given to them by Elon Musk to either agree to his “extremely hardcore” way of work or quit the company. Several employees took to Twitter to announce their resignations ahead of the 5 p.m. Thursday deadline (US time) to meet Musk`s new work criteria.


“I have worked here at Twitter for over 11 years. Back in July, I was the 27th most tenured employee at the company. Now I`m the 15th,” posted one employee in Twitter`s Slack.

“I`m not pressing the (yes) button. My watch ends with Twitter 1.0. I do not wish to be part of Twitter 2.0,” another posted.

“Guess I just said goodbye to the ghost of my dream job forever? Tweeps, you are world-class,” posted another employee who resigned.


Twitter now has around 3,000 employees left. Previously, Musk had written that employees “will need to be extremely hardcore” to build “a breakthrough Twitter 2.0″ and that long hours at high intensity will be needed for success.

Musk ‘Temporarily Shuts’ Offices

Platformer’s Managing Editor, Zoe Schiffer, tweeted “Twitter has notified staff that all office buildings are temporarily shuttered and badge access is suspended, effective immediately. There are no specifics as to why “. “We’re hearing this because Elon Musk and his colleagues are afraid that staff will damage the corporation. Furthermore, they are currently attempting to determine which Twitter employees must be denied access “She used Twitter. Twitter’s offices will reopen on November 21, according to Schiffer.

While Elon Musk was earlier criticized from almost all sides for potentially opening the gates at Twitter to hate and other harmful speech, he has tried to comfort advertisers, which drive most of the social platform’s revenue, that any rule changes will not damage their brands by associating them with harmful content.


The Tesla chief has also indicated that he plans to resume Twitter’s premium service — which grants blue-check “verification” labels to anyone willing to pay USD 8 a month – on November 29.

The billionaire said in a tweet that the relaunch would take place later this month in an effort to make sure the service is “rock solid”.