Elon Musk: Twitter will be closed for the next week.



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

The BBC obtained a message informing employees that the offices would reopen on November 21.It did not state why it was moving.

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

The note continued, “Please continue to abide by business policy by declining to share private corporate matters with the media, on social media, or in any other manner.”

BBC News reported that, this week Mr Musk told Twitter staff that they had to commit to working long hours and would “need to be extremely hardcore” or leave the company, according to reports.

In an email to staff, the firm’s new owner said workers should agree to the pledge if they wanted to stay, the Washington Post reported

Those who did not sign up by Thursday 17 November would be given three months’ severance pay, Mr Musk said.

Earlier this month the company said that it was cutting around 50% of its workforce.

Today’s announcement that Twitter had temporarily closed its offices came amid signs that large numbers of workers have now also resigned as they have not accepted Mr Musk’s new terms.



Employees have been tweeting using the hashtag #LoveWhereYouWorked and a saluting emoji to show they were leaving the firm.

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