Twitter Employees Fired by Twitter on Twitter

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San Francisco: Twitter employees have taken to the site to complain about the way that Twitter has sacked them.

The company has announced that it would be firing up to 336 people from across the company as part of a plan to help grow the site. And at least some of them have only been informed by being kicked out of their email accounts and seeing the news as it was made public.

New boss Jack Dorsey sent an email to staff this morning announcing that people would be leaving the company. But employees that were being sacked appear not to have been able to see that email — because they found out they were hit by the layoffs after their email accounts were frozen.

Bart Teeuwisse, whose LinkedIn profile describes him as a senior software engineer at Twitter, posted on the site to say that he hadn’t been informed in advance of the layoffs.

In a follow up tweet, Mr Teeuwisse described the notification as a “side effect of [working from home].”

“HR can’t wait for you to come in,” he wrote. “Granted they also called but that went to voicemail.

Mr Teeuwisse’s tweet was followed up by a run of replies offering him new jobs.

Some pointed out in the replies that the way that Twitter had announced the hacking seemed to contradict the letter that Jack Dorsey sent this morning about the firings.

“We are doing this with the utmost respect for each and every person,” Mr Dorsey wrote in his email. “Twitter will go to great lengths to take care of each individual by providing generous exit packages and help finding a new job.”

Mr Teeuwisse has worked at Twitter since November 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Source: Independent

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