‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Twitter Employees Who Were Laid Off Say Their Goodbyes With Special Notes

Even before Elon Musk took over Twitter, there were rumors that he was going to sack half of the employees from the micro-blogging site. Well, they are now coming true.

After letting go of Twitter’s Indian-origin CEO Parag Agrawal among other top executives, he is now cutting down on other employees of the organization.

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Regarding the layoff, Musk earlier tweeted that they have no choice especially when the company is losing over $4M/day.

According to sources, the employees were notified about their dismissal by email soon after which they have been losing access to their emails and other office communication mediums like Slack. They were also barred from entering the offices.

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Taking to their personal accounts on Twitter, several employees who lost their jobs (including those from Twitter India) said their final goodbyes to the company.

While some were emotional, one of them was surprisingly not bitter about being waved off the company.

25-year-old Yash Agarwal who was into public policy at Twitter shared a happy picture from his now ex-office and wrote, “Just got laid off. Bird App, it was an absolute honour, the greatest privilege ever to be a part of this team, this culture #LoveWhereYouWorked #LoveTwitter”

From slamming Elon Musk to wishing well to the ex-employees, this is how people online reacted to Twitter’s shocking wave-offs.

Reports indicate that employees in engineering, communications, product, content curation, and machine learning ethics were among those impacted by the mass layoffs.

Since his acquisition of Twitter, Musk has tweeted several new updates that will soon be visible on Twitter, the prominent one is paying $8 per month to retain the blue ticks.

While he has ensured there won’t be changes to content policies until a new content moderation council is in place, he, however, suggested that the site would be split into different strands of content. Moreover, a charge might also be levied if users want to access any video content on the app.

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