After Twitter planned to close offices for the day, Elon Musk asks engineers to come in

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The Twitter emblem is displayed on the outside of Twitter headquarters on October 26, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
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After Twitter instructed workers it might be closing its places of work till Monday, new proprietor and CEO Elon Musk has referred to as engineering workers into the San Francisco headquarters workplace, in keeping with inside emails obtained by CNBC.

Late Thursday, Twitter despatched out a companywide e mail saying its places of work can be closed from Friday till Monday, and badge entry would lower off throughout that short-term closure.

Then, in a pair of broadly distributed emails despatched initially of enterprise Friday, Musk referred to as for “anybody who truly writes software program” to report back to Twitter’s headquarters by Friday afternoon. First, although, he requested them to ship him a high-level report of the perfect code they’ve labored on within the final six months.

After the preliminary name for engineers to return into the workplace, he additionally despatched a follow-up encouraging folks to fly to San Francisco to current in particular person. He mentioned, in one among his emails, he can be working late into the evening on the firm’s headquarters workplace Friday and once more on Saturday morning.

Musk mentioned the purpose of sharing all this code and assembly with him within the workplace can be to do “quick, technical interviews” that might assist him “higher perceive the Twitter tech stack.”

Musk mentioned these approved to work remotely might request to talk with him by video. However quixotically he additionally mentioned, “Solely those that can’t get to Twitter HQ or have a household emergency are excused.”

The combined messages on returning to the workplace come after a wave of Twitter employees resigned Thursday.

Their new “Chief Twit,” as Musk humorously calls himself, had issued an ultimatum a day earlier telling them they would wish to decide to his imaginative and prescient for Twitter 2.0, and comply with work “long hours at high intensity.”

Three workers who resigned Thursday instructed CNBC they nonetheless had entry to some inside methods at Twitter on Friday morning.

One believed that so many individuals from Twitter’s human sources and IT groups had resigned or been laid off that it could take a very long time for the corporate to determine whose entry to e mail, Slack and different methods ought to be switched off.

These folks requested to stay unnamed citing concern {of professional} repercussions.


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