Twitter staff cut by 80% after Elon Musk took over

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There are about 1,300 people left in the state, of which 550 are engineers

CNBC, citing internal documents from Twitter, reported that after the arrival of Elon Musk, about 80% of employees left the company. Twitter currently employs 1,300 people. At the same time, about 75 of them are currently on vacation, of which 40 are engineers. So the number of active workers is even less.

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According to internal documents, Twitter has about 1,400 idle employees who are still being paid. According to CNBC, many of them wrote letters of resignation after Musk’s ultimatum, when in a corporate email he gave workers a choice – work hard or quit.

Such a serious reduction in staff (before the arrival of Musk, the company employed about 7,500 people) may affect the ability to maintain the social network. According to an engineer who left the company and wished to remain incognito, the Twitter code base is simply huge, and knowledge of various platforms and programming languages ​​is required to maintain the performance of different parts of the social network. There are 550 engineers left on Twitter, and their resources may simply not be enough to implement everything that Musk has in mind.

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