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Twitter’s Elon Musk sends SOS to employees

A day after a mass resignation on Thursday, Twitter owner Elon Musk sent an SOS to the staff: Anyone who writes software, please report to the 10th floor at 2 pm today. Musk, in an email, asked software engineers to fly to San Francisco and be at the Twitter office in person.

Musk added that only those who can’t physically get to the Bay Area or have family emergencies will be excused from attending, reports Bloomberg.

The engineers were told to send Musk a bullet-pointed summary of what their coding work has achieved in the past six months, along with as many as 10 screenshots of the most salient lines of code. The meetings will be short, and are being held to help Musk “understand the Twitter tech stack,” he said in a follow-up email.

The mail came hours after Twitter was forced to close its office after a mass exodus over Musk’s ultimatum to commit to an “extremely hardcore” work environment. Musk had asked the staff to choose between working intense long hours, or losing their jobs.

In a follow-up email sent overnight, Musk directed anyone planning to work from home to email him the same code information and screenshots. “I will try to speak with you via video,” he said.

Musk, the world’s richest man, has come under fire for radical changes at the social media company, which he bought for $44 billion late last month.

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