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Twitter employees film themselves counting down to the moment they were fired

Joe Harker

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Twitter employees film themselves counting down to the moment they were fired

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@brainiaq2000

Twitter staff who have just been fired after Elon Musk issued a dramatic ultimatum have filmed themselves counting down to the moment they no longer worked for the company.

To say things have been hectic at Twitter ever since Tesla founder Musk bought the social media company would be quite an understatement.

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After Musk took over Twitter a whole bunch of staff were fired to cut costs before some of them were asked to come back to the jobs they'd just been axed from.

He also told staff that the days of remote working were over and employees must be in the office at least 40 hours a week.

Then came the warnings that 'bankruptcy isn't out of the question', while attempts to let people buy a blue tick for $8 a month quickly descended into chaos.

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How it started. Credit: Koshiro K / Alamy Stock Photo
How it started. Credit: Koshiro K / Alamy Stock Photo

In the end Musk issued his remaining staff with an ultimatum which they had to respond to by 5:00pm New York time on 17 November.

They could either commit to working 'long hours at high intensity' where the challenges would be 'extremely hardcore' and 'only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade'.

Musk laid out his six rules of 'insane productivity' that remaining Twitter staff would be expected to follow under his leadership.

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Alternatively, they could not respond to Musk's ultimatum and automatically get fired, meaning they'd leave Twitter with three month's severance pay and have to see if anyone would like to hire someone with experience working for one of the biggest social media sites in the world.

A huge amount of staff rejected Musk's demands, and with so many people leaving there are concerns over how stable the site will be.

How it's going, as Twitter staff celebrate getting fired. Credit: Twitter/@brainiaq2000
How it's going, as Twitter staff celebrate getting fired. Credit: Twitter/@brainiaq2000

Twitter staff who didn't respond to Musk's ultimatum and instead accepted getting fired have filmed themselves celebrating the moment they no longer worked for the company and put it on, you guessed it, Twitter.

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Former Twitter employee Matt posted a video of himself and a number of other staff ticking down the seconds with the caption 'it's been a ride'.

He said: "We're all about to get fired from Twitter, I've been here nine years and nine months now."

Others in the video chimed in that they'd been at the company 'four years' and 'nine years and a month'

Counting down to the big moment, Matt and the others ticked down the seconds until the deadline where Musk's ultimatum kicked in and they were officially fired.

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As soon as the countdown was finished Matt joked that it was 'a lot of pomp and circumstance' while someone else quipped 'let's try the badges' as the now ex-Twitter staff were interested to see if their employee badges still opened doors.

UNILAD has contacted Twitter for comment.

Topics: News, Twitter, Elon Musk, Social Media, Technology

Joe Harker
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