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#OneTeam: Twitter Employees Bid Their ‘Final Goodbyes’

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By: Akshay Razdan | NEW DELHI
Updated: November 4, 2022 17:50
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Elon Musk is getting into the groove as he begins the process to make Twitter lean and mean by cutting the flab. As the exercise started, goodbyes began pouring in, with the hashtag #OneTeam trending on the platform.

So far, there are no estimates as to how many Twitter employees will lose their jobs. However, prior reports suggest that Musk plans to axe around half of Twitter’s employees.

A recent email sent to the employees showed that the company plans to sack a significant portion of its workforce. The employees have also been asked to go back home until they are notified otherwise.

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Anticipating his firing, Phonz, working as the global head of social & editorial, sent out his last tweet, along with his team. He wrote, “won’t get to Tweet it, but here it is – the last @Twitter Tweet from my team and I. Love y’all and thank you for the honour of a lifetime #OneTeam”

 

Other team leads informed that they’re unable to log in to their systems, anticipating that they’ll be fired too.

“Well, my entire team just got locked out. officially an ex-Tweep. it’s been a wild ride #OneTeam”, tweeted Neeks.

The tremors of Musk’s decision to make massive layoffs also hit the shores of India.

Head of Content Partnerships at Twitter’s India division wrote, “What a mix of emotion as the collective waiting goes on. It’s been real, amazing, at times maddening, a full-throttle adventure. Already have the #nostalgia for the chapter that just ended. Hugs and to all of us.”

 

Payal Kamat, Govt partnerships, elections & @TwitterforGood, tweeted, “Almost cried when Amma said, ‘I know you far too well. Nothing can beat you down and Pappa is with god protecting you no matter what.”

 

Neha, business head @TwitterIndia, tweeted, “A rung of the ladder is not supposed to carry your weight for long. It is only supposed to hold you long enough for you to take the next step. Twitter fam, we are far from done climbing. Onwards and upwards always #LoveWhereYouWorked now #WatchUsSoar.”

 

Rachit Uppal tweeted, “What a journey it has been…7 years…feels like an eternity … a big hug to Tweeps and partners who made it totally worthwhile…end of an era …Farewells need to be short and sweet #LoveWhereYouWorked #LoveWhoYouWorkedWith #OneTeam.”

 

Gayatri, meanwhile, tweeted, “Heartwrenching to read #LoveWhereYouWorked Thank you for everything you contributed to this space we all use. We feel you.”

 

 

A lot of Twitter employees who turned nostalgic shared their memories during their tenure with the company.

Jboo, an employee at Twitter, remembered how his co-workers came together to help him during times of need.

He tweeted, “I lost everything in a fire during my time at Twitter. No one rushed me back to work. Coworkers rallied their teams to a GoFundMe set up for me and my cat. My manager gave me a discreet bonus to help and only apologised that it wasn’t more. I will never forget any of it. #OneTeam”

 

Musk has asked his employees to aggressively work on releasing some new features, like a paid verification system and a new Twitter Blue subscription. This new verification system is expected to be released next week, after the mass layoffs have been implemented.

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