After being given an ultimatum to commit or leave, Twitter employees have left the company in droves.
Staffers were given until Thursday to fill out a form that solidified their commitment to working “extremely hardcore” for the company, or risk being fired.
Instead, employees chose the unspoken third option and quit.
After news of the exodus spread across Twitter, the company revealed it would be closing its offices and restricting badge access until Monday. After users caught wind, they were quick to proclaim that the platform was dead and made #RIPTwitter a trending topic.
Musk seemingly has no worries since “the best people are staying,” despite reports that the new CEO met with top staff this week to keep them from leaving the company.
According to Reuters, Twitter’s internal chat saw upwards of 500 employees saying their goodbyes to the company.
Although it is still unclear how many workers have since left the company, users worry that the departure of engineers could lead to the platform going up in flames.
“If it does break, there is no one left to fix things in many areas,” one person said.
In the last few weeks, Twitter employees have grown increasingly resistant to Musk’s new leadership, particularly after he fired 50% of its workforce.
The biggest lesson to gain from this catastrophic takeover? Employees still hold the power.