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Hundreds said to have opted to leave Twitter over Musk ultimatum

By Joseph Menn

18 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Twitter is in a precarious position, several employees have told the Washington Post, after hundreds of people decided to quit the company. This story captures the drama.

San Francisco - Hundreds of Twitter employees refused Thursday to sign a pledge to work longer hours, threatening the site's ability to keep operating and prompting hurried debates among managers over who should be asked to return, current and former employees said.

The number of engineers tending to multiple critical systems had been reduced to two, one or even zero, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

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