Musk gives workers deadline to decide if they will be ‘part of the new Twitter’

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Elon Musk buys Twitter; Fires CEO and CFO
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Elon Musk has asked Twitter’s employees to decide by Thursday evening if they want to remain a part of the business.

He emailed employees to say they “will need to be extremely hardcore” to build “a breakthrough Twitter 2.0″ and that long hours at high intensity will be needed for success.

Mr Musk said Twitter is a software and servers company at heart will become much more engineering-driven, with employees who write “great code” comprising the majority of the team.

The billionaire, who completed the $44 billion takeover of the San Francisco company in late October, had already fired much of its full-time workforce by email on November 4th and is moving to eliminate an untold number of contract jobs.

He asked workers to click “yes” on a link provided in the email if they want to be part of the “new Twitter”.

He said that employees had until 5pm Eastern Time (10pm Irish time) on Thursday to reply to the link.

Employees who do not reply by that time will receive three months of severance, according to the email.

“Whatever decision you make, thank you for your efforts to make Twitter successful,” Mr Musk wrote.

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