In the midst of a wave of layoffs, Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk has given his employees an ultimatum: They must decide by tomorrow whether they want to accept “long hours at high intensity” or accept severance pay with three months’ salary, according to an email to employees.
Anyone who does not click on a link confirming “You want to be part of the new Twitter” by tomorrow night New York time is considered terminated. “Whatever decision you make, we thank you for your efforts to make Twitter a success,” Musk wrote.
“It must be very difficult.”
“To build the leading Twitter 2.0 of the future and thrive in an increasingly competitive world, we must be very strong,” the letter said. “This means long hours at a high intensity. Only exceptional performers get a hit.”
Reuters verified a copy of the letter reported by The Washington Post. A person who received the message on Twitter also confirmed its content. Twitter could not be reached for comment.
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