Twitter staff nearly decimated by Musk’s ‘extremely hardcore’ demand

Minutes after the deadline for Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s demand that engineers sign up for “extremely hardcore” working hours and conditions expired, offices are locked, access badges don’t work, and concerns grow that World Cup traffic will kill the service.

On Friday, Musk sent an email to the 3,700 employees that remained of nearly 7,600 pre-buy that to launch Twitter 2.0, there would need to be a new focus on work. Specifically, Musk was demanding “hardcore” devotion to work, and long hours from everybody.He set a deadline of Thursday evening to agree, or be laid off and take three months of severance pay on the way out the door. The deadline has passed, and the situation appears grim.

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