Twitter led by Musk mistakenly fired some employees, asks them to return

Twitter led by Musk mistakenly fired some employees, asks them to return

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After laying off half the company, Elon Musk-led Twitter is reportedly asking dozens of employees to return.

“Some of those being asked to return were mistakenly fired, according to two people familiar with the moves. Others were let go before management realized their work and experience might be needed to build the new features Musk envisions, the people said. is, asking not to be identified discussing private information,” Bloomberg wrote.

On Friday, barely a week after Musk bought Twitter, the company moved forward with a layoff plan about 50 percent its workforce. About 3,700 people have reportedly been laid off. “Many employees learned they lost their jobs after their access to company-wide systems like email and Slack were suddenly suspended. Demands to reinstate employees show how rushed and chaotic the process was,” Bloomberg wrote.

Reports say Twitter began asking laid-off workers to return on Saturday. Business Insider the source quoted saying that one “worker who was asked by Twitter to come back turned down the offer because they felt ‘used and thought they were going to be fired again soon’.”

Paid verification has been delayed until Tuesday’s election

Twitter is also reportedly delaying the implementation of Musk’s plan check bills for $8 a month until after Tuesday’s midterms. Twitter prematurely said Saturday, in the iOS app update notes, that paid verification is rolling out “starting today.” But a company official confirmed in a tweet that the change has not yet been announced.

The delay was also confirmed in news reports. “Twitter is delaying the introduction of account verification for its paid Twitter Blue subscription plan until after the midterm elections, a source with knowledge of the decision confirmed to CNN,” news site wrote.

However, paid verification could be launched this week. The change is being “delayed until Wednesday to avoid potential chaos during the US midterm elections,” Bloomberg wrote. A week earlier, Musk allegedly ordered employees to make the change by November 7, which is today.

Meanwhile, five employees filed a class action against Twitter alleging that the layoffs violated federal and state worker adjustment and retraining laws, which require 60 days’ written notice before mass layoffs. Fired Tesla workers submitted a similar lawsuit in June.

Musk defended the layoffs on Twitter on Friday, writing that “unfortunately, there is no choice when the company is losing over $4 million a day. Everyone who quit was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50% more than the law requires.” A The Verge reports said the layoffs were particularly extensive in Twitter’s “trust of products and security, policy, communications, tweeting, ethical AI, data science, research, machine learning, social good, accessibility, and even certain core engineering teams.” “

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