Media and Twitter naysayers FREAK OUT after Elon Musk severely cuts Twitter’s workforce after ultimatum, but he says he’s not worried…

Elon Musk has found a way to severely cut Twitter’s workforce without just outright firing people.

A few days ago it was reported that Musk sent a letter to all employees telling them that they would be “working long hours at high intensity” in order to build a “breakthrough Twitter 2.0”.

He gave them the choice of agreeing to be a part of Twitter 2.0 or not. If they chose the latter, they would receive three months severance.

Apparently a very high number of employees chose to leave the company, so Elon fired them as he said he would.

Now many in the media and on Twitter are claiming the platform is going to shut down over lack of staffing.

Here’s more via the New York Post:

Twitter was alight Thursday night as hundreds of employees vacated the platform following Elon Musk’s ultimatum demanding that they commit to a “hardcore” work environment, or be fired. Amid the “mass exodus,” #RIPTwitter and #GoodbyeTwitterstarted trending as disbelieving Twitter users wondered if this signaled the end for the social media site.

The chaos began Thursday night after Elon, who had fired half of the company’s 7,500 staff after his $44 billion takeover, called on the remaining workers to get on board with “Twitter 2.0” or leave by 5 p.m. A whopping 75% reportedly chose the latter, potentially resulting in an alleged 88% dip in the Twitter workforce since Musk’s acquisition, according to a tweet thread by Fortune techspert Kylie Robinson.

Among those sacked were 80% of the engineering staff, including the team that keeps the platform’s core system libraries up and running, the Verge reported. Following the mass exodus, Twitter announced that its offices would be closed until Monday and that workers’ badges access would be cut until then.

Needless to say, many Twitter users mourned what they believed was the platform’s impending death, and also ripped Musk for allegedly causing the demise.

“Musk turned one of the biggest sites on the internet into a crater within a month,” fumed one disillusioned doomsayer. “I never want to hear anyone call him other than a dips–t ever again. Twitter HQ RIP Twitter.”

“It’s been a pleasure tweeting with y’all for the past 13 years. #RIPTwitter,” wrote another mourner in an anticipatory Twitter tribute. They also included the infamous still from “Titanic” depicting the musicians performing while the ship goes down.

“Goodbye Twitter, been a good run,” saluted one Twitter wit. They also uploaded a pic of the notorious Disaster Girl meme with Elon Musk’s smiling face superimposed over the girl and a Twitter logo on the burning house.

Even Twitter boss Elon Musk weighed in on the Twitastrophe Thursday night, joking: “How do you make a small fortune in social media? Start out with a large one.”

He also posted the infamous Grant Gustin meme of the “Flash” actor flashing the peace sign by a gravestone, but with the Twitter logo over the tomb.

Here’s the meme Musk posted mocking the naysayers:

Musk also replied to one user, claiming that the best people are staying and that he’s not super worried about it:

Musk also responded with meme to another user who suggested that Twitter has survived with less employees in the past and would be fine:

Musk joked that there’s a chance they “can keep Twitter alive”:

Since Musk took over the company he’s been the subject of media attacks left and right. They are rooting for him to fail so you can believe that they will be predicting the doom of the company until they realize they are wrong.

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