Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, is considering laying off more employees, just weeks after he laid off half of the company’s workforce, according to a Bloomberg report. The company’s operations were also affected after the exit of employees due to Elon Musk’s ultimatum: either work in a “harsh environment” or leave.
The new job cuts are expected to target employees in Twitter’s sales and partnership teams, according to Bloomberg. The report adds that layoffs could be announced as soon as tomorrow.
Musk, the richest man in the world, asked the team leading those departments to agree to fire more employees. The report said Robin Wheeler, who managed marketing and sales affairs, refused to do so. So did Maggie Sunwick, who managed the partnerships. As a result, they both lost their jobs, according to a Bloomberg report.
Twitter, which no longer has a communications department, did not respond to a message sent to its press line.
Musk has come under fire for drastic changes to Twitter, which he bought less than a month ago for $44 billion. In one of his first decisions on the microblogging platform, Musk fired 50 percent of Twitter’s 7,500 employees. He also rescinded the company’s work-from-home policy.
Nearly 1,200 employees quit after Musk’s “work hard” warning, forcing Twitter to close their offices through Monday.
Musk’s bumbling attempts to renew user verification through a controversial subscription service have led to a slew of fake accounts and pranks and prompted major advertisers to walk away from the platform.
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