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Zoë Schiffer

Zoë Schiffer
@ZoeSchiffer

Nov 24
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Hearing that roughly 50 Twitter engineers were abruptly fired last night and dozens more received warnings:

Alex Heath

Alex Heath
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On the evening before Thanksgiving, some Twitter engineers received an email saying they were fired because their “code is not satisfactory.” Others received “performance warning” emails asking them to “restore our confidence and demonstrate your contributions to the team”
Like the other recent emails, this one was unsigned. It says simply: “as a result of the recent code review exercise, it has been determined that your code is not satisfactory, and we regret to inform you that your employment with Twitter is terminated effective immediately.”
Here’s what the warning email says: “the purpose of this written performance warning is to bring to your attention our concerns regarding the quality of your coding ability, & to define for you the seriousness of the situation so that you may take immediate corrective action.” 1/
“Note that not meeting expectations could result in your termination of employment…please use this opportunity to restore our confidence and demonstrate your contributions to the team and company.” 2/
Zoë Schiffer

Zoë Schiffer

@ZoeSchiffer
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