The brunette deputy sheriff Gerardo Fernandez Norona regretted the alleged dismissal of employees of Twitter based in Mexico, after Elon Musk joined the company.
“As workers, I regret the dismissal at @twittermexico; but since they were snakes, they were good snakes,” said the deputy, who was blocked from the social network on some occasions.
As an employee, I regret the dismissal in @twittermexico; but that they were snakes, they really were snakes.
— Fernandez Noroña (@fernandeznorona) Nov 4, 2022
Social networks indicate that the workforce in the country has been laid off, without precise data on the number of employees or the position they would hold.
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The richest man on earth Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion a week ago.
Report layoffs of employees
Twitter Mexico became a trend this Friday after users posted about his resignation from the company, as is the case with @PistolaMendoza, who posted his resignation from the company and took the opportunity to announce his availability to work in another company. Working: “If you’re looking to hire talented people we’re leaving today @TwitterMexico, here are my recommendations for working with them and building a team of strategic and creative excellence, as well as innovation and technology,” he pointed out.
If you are looking for talented people, we leave today @TwitterMexico Here are my recommendations for working with them and building a team of strategic and creative excellence, as well as innovation and technology:
– Pistol (@PistolaMendoza) Nov 4, 2022
Other public figures also pointed it out via tweets, as is the case with Chumel Torreswho was surprised by the news, writing: “Elon Musk fired the entire staff of Twitter Mexico. OLOVORGO”.
Elon Musk led the entire Twitter Mexico staff.
—Chumel Torres (@ChumelTorres) Nov 4, 2022
Peter Porto, Twitter Next president for Latin America, posted a photo of the members of Twitter Mexico, who were fired by the company. His account was then set to private.
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Twitter lays off “nearly 50%” of its employees worldwide
Twitter announced this Friday the layoff of “nearly 50%” of its 7,500 employees worldwide, a week after it was acquired by Elon Musk.
“Nearly 50% of the workforce will be affected” by the layoffs, says an email accessed by AFP that was sent to Twitter employees who lost their jobs following the company’s purchase by $44 billion.
The company’s employees were summoned to stay at home this Friday, waiting for the round of layoffsas part of a Musk-launched restructuring of the company.
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The California company communicated its decision to each employee through a: e-mailand announced the temporary closure of offices.
“As announced earlier today, Twitter is downsizing to help improve the health of the business. These decisions are never easy and it is with regret that we are writing to inform you that your position at Twitter is being impacted. Today ( Friday) is his last working day,” reads one of the emails sent to the employees and accessed by the AFP.
Twitter purchase led to layoffs
Workers have been bracing for downsizing since Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of the company last week, quickly about to dissolve its board of directors and fire its CEO and top executives.
Some workers had already learned on Friday that they had been fired and turned to the blue bird network to say goodbye to their colleagues.
“I don’t have a job,” the former employee tweeted. Blake Herzingerwhile others reported losing access to corporate servers and email accounts.
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“Our offices will be temporarily closed and all access data will be suspended,” the message read. He also noted that Twitter is going through an “incredibly challenging” time.
“We recognize that this will affect some of the people who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but unfortunately this action is necessary to ensure the company’s future success,” it said.
On Thursday evening, five recently fired Twitter employees filed a class action lawsuit against the company for not receiving the 60-day notice required by the US mass layoffs law, according to the text of the claim consulted by AFP.
This was the purchase of Twitter
To fund the Twitter purchase, Musk borrowed heavily from the company, whose financial health is already fragile after significant losses in the first two quarters of the year.
Musk, a 51-year-old South African-born engineer with American and Canadian citizenship and also head of Tesla and SpaceXtook out loans worth $13 billion, which will have to be repaid by Twitter and not by him.
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He also sold approximately $15.5 billion of his shares in Tesla twice, in April and August, and backed $12.5 billion in loans with his shares in the automaker.
On Friday, Musk blamed Twitter’s declining revenues on “a group of activists who pressured advertisers, even though content moderation did not change and we did everything we could to please the activists.”
“It really is nonsense! They are trying to destroy free speech in America,” he added.
With information from AFP
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