Twitter is set to fire half of all employees and some staff are calling it 'The Snap'
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Twitter is reportedly going to let go a massive chunk of its workforce on Friday (November 4).
Leaked Internal emails as well as people inside the company have revealed staff were sent home on Thursday to prepare for the mass firing.
News Corp reports up to half of the 7,500 employees who work at the social media company could be let go.
An internal email seen by The Washington Post allegedly states: “Team, In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday.
“We recognise that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward.”
'People with knowledge of the matter' have told Bloomberg this mass firing is designed to cut costs and ensure Twitter has a viable financial future.
Staff have reportedly been told not to come into work on Friday and those affected by the cuts will be informed they've been let go at 9am.
The leaked email allegedly continued: “We acknowledge this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether or not you are impacted.
“We are grateful for your contributions to Twitter and for your patience as we move through this process.”
Casey Newton from Platformer says many staff members were logging off of Twitter's slack channels on Thursday with the same emoji of a face holding a salute.
In Slack, dozens of employees are posting the emoji as a possible farewell.— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) November 4, 2022
Anticipating the loss of half their colleagues, some have begun calling Friday “The Snap” and posting Thanos memes.
He added: "Anticipating the loss of half their colleagues, some have begun calling Friday 'The Snap' and posting Thanos memes."
The Snap was a pivotal moment in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos completed the Infinity Gauntlet and snapped his fingers to get his ultimate wish.
The MCU villain wanted to eliminate half of every living creature in the universe because he thought it was a little too crowded.
Elon Musk has wasted no time in getting the company to fit his vision.
When his $44 billion takeover was completed last week, he fired Twitter’s Chief Executive Parag Agrawal and Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, as well as head of legal policy, trust and safety Vijaya Gadde.
There have been rumblings for months that Musk was preparing to cull a portion of the Twitter workforce in a bid to cut costs.
It will be a nervous few hours as staff wait for an email to pop into their inbox.
UNILAD has reached out to Twitter for comment.