Elon Musk plans to lay off more employees starting Monday and has announced this to Twitter team leaders.
While Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, has already fired many employees of this social network and a number of forces have resigned, it is still said that more people will be fired, and Musk seems to be targeting the sales and partnership teams this time.
Elon Musk may fire more employees from Twitter on Monday, Bloomberg reported, citing multiple unnamed sources. The report further states that the new round of layoffs will focus on the company’s sales and engagement teams, which have been less affected by the recent layoffs than technical teams.
Clarifying the reason for firing Robin Wheeler by Elon Musk
According to Bloomberg, Musk asked the leaders of Twitter’s sales and engagement teams to agree to lay off more employees. According to the report, Robin Wheeler, who ran the marketing and sales team, and Maggie Sunivick, head of Twitter’s engagement team, were fired for resisting the issue.
Wheeler initially resigned on November 19, but Musk convinced him to stay at Twitter. However, he fired him a week later! Sunnyvale also joined Twitter from NBCUniversal in June.
Twitter’s headcount has dropped dramatically in the past month. First, on November 4, a week after Elon Musk took over Twitter, he fired half of the company’s employees. On Thursday, half of the roughly 4,000 remaining employees decided to part ways and tender their resignations rather than adhere to Musk’s “hard-working” culture for Twitter, which includes working “long, high-intensity hours.”
Following this, many people resigned from Twitter’s technical team, which led Twitter to look for new engineers. In the newly released emails, Musk asked to set up a meeting with “anyone who actually writes software.”