I once worked for a company that banned Dilbert cartoons after someone posted on in a bathroom stall making fun of a recent management decision. The red stapler became a really popular desk accessory shortly thereafter. I don’t think management knew how close they were to the whole placed burning to the ground.
The Times today had an article giving some of the details.
The group responsible for their system architecture was 100 people. It is down to 4. Other groups are seeing similar losses. It looks like 1/3 of the remaining employees resigned. Elon appeared to be calling people to come in and tell him about the Twitter software stack. Which he maybe should have understood before laying off all the people responsible for it.
I’m unaware of what Elon is promising people to work hardcore. I heard about options, maybe.
I agree, but there’s not always an obvious exit from a situation like that; some people hang on in there because they fear the potential adverse outcomes of just quitting - eg: what if you can’t find another job in time; what if you can’t make the mortgage payments; what if you lose the house? Not everyone is equally risk averse and so I suppose in addition to the people who have just up-and-quit from Twitter, there are going to be further people very intensively seeking alternative employment, and likely to quit in the coming weeks and months.