TWITTER employees’ computers were wiped while they slept last night – while thousands face hacking TODAY.
In a memo to all staff on Thursday, workers were told they would receive a message on their personal accounts if they were made redundant.
While those who keep their jobs would receive the messages in their work emails.
The subject of the email, ominously titled ‘Your role on Twitter’, will hit inboxes at 4pm UK time on Friday.
A source told The Sun that “about 1,000 staff” at the UK offices in London and Manchester are at risk of losing their jobs.
It’s unclear how many people Twitter employs in the UK.
Employees around the world are currently unable to come to their offices as they nervously await the dreaded email.
Up to 3,700 workers worldwide are in the line of fire as new boss Elon Musk cuts jobs en masse just a week after taking office.
Twitter – which employs around 8,000 people worldwide – said the cuts are “to ensure the company’s success going forward”.
The email read: “We will go through the difficult process of shedding our global workforce on Friday.
“We are aware that this will impact a number of people who have made valuable contributions to Twitter.
“Unfortunately, this measure is necessary to ensure the continued success of the company.”
But in a fierce statement on Friday, Mike Clancy, secretary-general of the Prospect Union, which represents engineers and scientists, said he was working to “defend” the UK’s livelihoods.
He slammed: “Twitter treats its people appallingly.
“These are people who have put their time, effort and enthusiasm into building the platform that is in danger of being thrown away.”
Amid the carnage, a former employee who was laid off revealed she is eight months pregnant and is nine months old.
The US-based mom fumed, “I just got cut off from my laptop access… Honestly, the last day Twitter was Twitter.”
Another fired employee said his son “had to see his father cry too.”
Twitter was sued over the layoffs in a San Francisco court.
Employees claim they were not adequately briefed – which Bloomberg says violates state and federal law.
Tesla mogul Musk – worth $200 billion and the richest man ever – snagged a £39.3 billion deal on Twitter last week.
The multi-billionaire is now the CEO of the social media site – which powers over 397 million active users.
The Sun Online has reached out to Twitter for comment.
https://www.thesun.ie/tech/9676151/twitter-sacking-staff-uk-laptops-wiped-elon-musk/ The shocking way UK Twitter workers were told TODAY of mass layoffs – some having “laptops wiped down while they slept”.