Twitter Is Now Looking To Rehire Fired Employees

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Twitter Is Now Looking To Rehire Fired Employees (1)
Twitter Is Now Looking To Rehire Fired Employees (1)

Call it a case of reckless decision-making. Just three days after Twitter laid off 50 percent of its employees, the company is already trying to rehire some of them, reports indicate.

The company claims that it let go of some of its employees “by mistake,” who are crucial to helping new CEO Elon Musk realize his vision of the app.

“sorry to @- everybody on the weekend, but I wanted to pass along that we have the opportunity to ask folks that were left off if they will come back. I need to put together names and rationales by 4PM PST Sunday,” read a message posted on the company’s internal Slack chat.

Musk had justified his decision to fire nearly half of the company at the drop of a hat, saying there was “no choice.” His stunt, however, left many of the company’s employees in a sticky situation, including pregnant workers and those on H1B work visas.

While it remains to be seen whether Musk overplayed his hand, several major players have suspended their advertising efforts on the social media platform. Some of these companies include Audi, General Motors, Pfizer, and United Airlines.

Many critics argue that Musk’s decision to fire people from the company’s trust and safety team is going to result in an increase in hate speech on the platform, which is not palatable for most advertisers.

“Since most of the teams fired today seemed to be related to policy and content moderation, we will see a spike in hate speech and trolling. That will lead to more advertisers to pull off putting more financial strain on Twitter,” an Intuit employee wrote on Blind, an anonymous forum for verified employees.

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