38 Twitter employees in the liberal enclave of Boulder, Colorado are quitting their jobs following Elon Musk’s demands that employees prepare to work long hours to help turn around the social media company’s fortunes.
In a memo to employees on November 16, Musk issued an ultimatum to employees, telling them to agree to the new demands of the company or quit: “Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely hardcore,” Musk said in the memo. “This will mean working long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade.”
According to a report in the Denver Business Journal, 38 Twitter employees in Boulder, Colorado opted to quit:
“Thirty-eight Twitter employees based at the company’s Boulder office resigned from their positions after new owner Elon Musk told workers to either leave or stay and commit to “long hours at high intensity.”
Musk gave the company’s thousands of employees a deadline of Nov. 17 to decide whether to stay or go. According to documents filed with the state, 38 Boulder employees voluntarily resigned by Musk’s deadline. Those workers who resigned included 24 software and security engineers, as well as an office coordinator, business development manager, data scientist, legal counsel and a lead threat intelligence employee, among others.”