Twitter Hit By Mass Resignations; Musk Locks Down, Fears Sabotage

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Twitter headquarters stands on the intersection of Market Street and 10th street on November 4, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Twitter Inc reportedly began laying off employees across its departments on Friday as new owner Elon Musk is reportedly looking to cut around half of the company's workforce. (Photo by David Odisho/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Elon Musk’s demands that employees buy into “hardcore Twitter 2.0” didn’t sit well with the highly pampered workforce.
  • Hundreds of Twitter employees resigned en masse rather than submit to his ultimatum that they step up their productivity.
  • In response, Musk suspended badge access to the company’s offices until Nov. 21 out of fear that employees would sabotage the company.

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