Twitter staff locked out of offices until next week

The office buildings of Twitter will be temporarily shuttered, effective right away, the firm has informed its staff.

According to multiple sources, employees that the offices would reopen on November 21. There’s no official motive as to why this has happened.

The statement comes as there are rumors that several employees were leaving after the new owner, Elon Musk, told them to commit to “long hours at high intensity” or quit.

The message reads: “Please continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere.”

Twitter’s new “Hardcore” policy

Elon Musk reportedly told Twitter employees this week that they would “need to be incredibly hardcore” or commit to working long hours or leave the company.

The company’s new owner requested employees’ consent to the promise in an email to the staff, according to the Washington Post.

Musk stated that those who didn’t sign up by Thursday, November 17 would receive three months’ worth of severance money. The corporation said earlier this month that it will be laying off almost 50% of its workers.

The news that Twitter had temporarily closed its offices today coincided with indications that several employees had already left in protest at Musk’s new contract terms.

To announce their departure from the company, employees have begun tweeting using the hashtag #LoveWhereYouWorked and a saluting emoji.