Mehul Robin DasNov 18, 2022 at 12:49:44 IST
Twitter’s remaining current and former employees have come out and said the platform could suffer a catastrophic collapse, as its core engineering, HR and finance teams and a number of key employees who look after operations have decided to resign.
Elon Musk issued an ultimatum earlier this weektelling people working at Twitter to either resign voluntarily or prepare for a reset of Twitter’s work culture, which could include longer working hours, unpaid overtime, and work during weekends, as well as some public holidays.
Reports have indicated that most of the teams at Twitter have decided to file their papers and resign voluntarily, rather than be part of what Elon Musk calls “Twitter 2.0.”
People who Decided to quit or already quit, which includes members of most of Twitter’s core development and engineering teams. A reporter from Insider revealed that Twitter’s payroll team, financial reporting team, and US tax team have quit completely.
I’ve also been told by a couple of people that the entire payroll department at Twitters has quit/wasn’t elected to sign up for Elons Twitter 2.0
– Kali Hayes (@HaysKali) November 18, 2022
With the payroll team gone, Twitter will have to hire contractors to step up and make sure that severance packages for people who have left, as well as salaries for people still working at the company, are paid on time.
Several “critical” teams within Twitter have now resigned either entirely or almost entirely, The Verge reports, said other employees who asked not to be identified for speaking without Musk’s permission. This includes Twitter traffic and front-end teams directing engineering requests to the correct back-end services. Gone is the team that maintains Twitter’s core system libraries that every engineer in the company uses. You can’t run Twitter without this team. said a departing employee.
Several members of Twitter’s “command center” team, a group of engineers on call 24/7 that serves as a clearing house for issues internally, also tweeted about their departure. “If they go down, there’s no one to call when the shit goes down,” said one person familiar with how the team works. The team that runs the Twitter API for developers has also been badly damaged.
The situation is so bad, that Reuters reports that if Twitter goes down, or suffers an outage, which former and current employees say is imminent, there will be no one left to fix things in many areas.
According to a report by The Verge, Twitter’s remaining and departing employees said that given the volume of resignations this week, they expect the platform to start crashing soon.
Twitter’s remaining and departing employees told The Verge that given the volume of resignations this week, they expect the platform to start crashing soon.
“It will be very difficult for Twitter to recover from here.”
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) November 18, 2022
Another report claims that the on-premises version of the Twitter app that employees use is already slowing down, and that the main version of the app, which is open to everyone, could crash as soon as tonight.
🚨 Twitter may crash as soon as tonight.
According to an inside source, the internal version of the Twitter app that employees are using is already slowing down. pic.twitter.com/dIp2EODyQV
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Meanwhile, Twitter recruiters have already started reaching out to outside engineers to see if they want to join “Twitter 2.0 – Elon’s Company.”
Ironically, Twitter doesn’t have a communications department either, as employees have either been terminated or left.