A day after hundreds of Twitter employees decided to quit, owner Elon Musk sent an SOS to staff: Anyone writing software, please report to the 10th floor at 2 p.m. today. Musk, in an email, asked the software engineers to travel to San Francisco and be at the Twitter office in person.
Musk added that only those who cannot physically travel to the Bay Area or who have family emergencies will be excused from attending, Bloomberg reports.
The Twitter owner asked the engineers to send in a bulleted summary of their coding accomplishments over the past six months, along with up to 10 screenshots of the most salient lines of code. Musk said the meetings will be short and are held to help him “understand Twitter’s tech stack.”
The post came hours after Twitter was forced to close its office following a mass exodus following Musk’s ultimatum to engage in an “extremely hardcore” work environment. Musk had asked staff to choose between working long, intense hours or losing their jobs.
At least 1,200 employees quit yesterday, creating a cloud of confusion over who should still have access to company assets, The New York Times reports.
Musk, the world’s richest man, has come under fire for sweeping changes to the social media company, which he bought for $44 billion late last month.
He had already laid off half of the company’s 7,500 employees, abandoned a work-from-home policy and imposed long hours, as his attempts to overhaul Twitter were met with chaos and delays.
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