World's Richest Man Elon Musk at Twitter

U-turn: Twitter recalls dozens of sacked employees

*The global tech giant has decided to recall some of its of sacked employees in a crucial move to manifest world’s richest man Elon Musk’s vision for Twitter

*IT Minister lampoons Twitter over ‘hasty’ decision to sack employees in India

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

Days after laying off about half of the Big Tech’s workforce, following his recent $44 billion acquisition of the company, American billionaire businessman Elon Musk’s Twitter has made a U-turn as the company decided to recall dozens of sacked employees.

ConsumerConnect had reported that Twitter conducted mass layoffs via e-mail Friday, November 4, 2022, as a way to trim costs following Musk’s acquisition of the Big Tech.

Twitter’s latest decision is sequel to its realisation that the affected staff were fired by mistake, or could be crucial to manifesting Musk’s vision of the leading social media platform.

You’re ‘unfired’!

Some of those who are being asked to return were laid off by mistake, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the moves.

Others were let go before management realised their work and experience may be necessary to build the new features Musk envisions, the sources added.

Several employees later realised they lost their jobs after their access to company-wide systems, like e-mail and Slack, was suddenly suspended.

The requests for employees to return demonstrate how rushed and chaotic the process was, report said.

Indian Minister condemns staff layoffs

In his remarks on the new development, Indian union Information Technology (IT) Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Monday, November 7 criticised Twitter’s decision to sack its employees in India.

Vaishnaw contended that the affected employees in the country should have been given a “fair time for transition”.

The Minister also noted that Twitter dismissed over 90 percent of its 200-odd India staff as part of its mass layoffs, severely depleting its engineering and product staff in a potential growth market.

Musk targeting impersonators

Meanwhile, ‘Chief Twit’ Musk Monday morning said that any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying they were parody accounts would be “permanently suspended.”

Elon Musk @elonmusk, however, stated that going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying “parody” will be permanently suspended

The Interim CEO of the company issued the warning after several celebrities and blue-tick verified users changed their display names and pictures and tweeted as ‘Elon Musk’ on the platform.

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