Musk axes 200 more staff – together with loyal manger who slept in her workplace – in latest Twitter cull

Twitter has laid off about 10 per cent of its remaining workforce in the latest spherical of job cuts since Elon Musk took over final 12 months.

Some 200 staff had been axed over the weekend – together with Musk devotee Esther Crawford who led the relaunch of the Twitter Blue subscription scheme.

The product supervisor was identified for committing publicly to Musk’s hardcore workplace tradition. An image of her in the workplace in a sleeping bag and carrying a sleep masks was shared on-line final November.

Sacked: Twitter manager Esther Crawford, who was known for committing publicly to Musk’s hardcore office culture. has now lost her job

Sacked: Twitter supervisor Esther Crawford, who was identified for committing publicly to Musk’s hardcore workplace tradition. has now misplaced her job 

As information of her sacking broke, she took to the platform to defend herself, writing: ‘The worst take you may have from watching me go all-in on Twitter 2.0 is that my optimism or arduous work was a mistake.

‘Those who jeer and mock are essentially on the sidelines and never in the sector. I’m deeply happy with the staff for constructing via a lot noise and chaos.’

Musk purchased Twitter in October for £38billion and fired about half the 7,500-strong workforce the next month. 

He referred to as for individuals who remained to enroll to an ‘extraordinarily hardcore’ working tradition and additional cuts have been made since. 

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But the latest spherical of job cuts had been the biggest since then and hit 200 of the two,000 staff who had been left.

Those hit primarily had been product managers, knowledge scientists and engineers who labored on machine studying and website reliability for the enterprise, in response to The New York Times.

Twitter staff took to Blind, an nameless on-line platform for verified staff, to element the cuts as they unfolded.

‘People obtain an electronic mail at 2am on Saturday and entry lower instantly,’ one submit learn.

‘This will go down as some of the excessive lay-offs in whole company historical past.’

The consumer claimed the sackings hit the undertaking administration division the toughest and had been unfold throughout HR, gross sales and advertising and marketing, engineering and finance.

Dedicated: Crawford posted a picture of herself sleeping in her office as she worked long hours to relaunch the Twitter Blue subscription scheme

Dedicated: Crawford posted an image of herself sleeping in her workplace as she labored lengthy hours to relaunch the Twitter Blue subscription scheme

Crawford was amongst a number of laid-off staff who had based small tech corporations that Twitter had beforehand purchased.

She arrange Squad, a screen-sharing and video chat app, which Twitter bought in 2020 earlier than she joined the social media big.

In response to Crawford’s tweet following her sacking, Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of belief and security, wrote: ‘Thank you for working so arduous to assist lay the inspiration for Twitter 2.0 Esther. You might be missed.’

Musk, the chief govt of electrical automobile maker Tesla, has been shrewd and direct in regards to the monetary turmoil Twitter faces.

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The 51-year-old made it clear earlier than his acquisition that cost-cutting could be the precedence.

Employees had been instructed in November they wanted to signal a pledge to have the ability to keep on in their roles. 

They acquired an electronic mail that learn: ‘If you might be positive that you simply need to be a part of the brand new Twitter, please click on sure on the hyperlink under.’

The hyperlink led to a web-based type, in which Musk instructed his staff that if they didn’t signal by 5pm Eastern time two days afterward Thursday, November 17, they’d get three months of severance pay.

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