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More Trouble For Musk As Laid-Off Twitter Workers Still Await Severance Pay

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, who has dealt with several issues since taking over the social media behemoth in October of last year, is currently dealing with another problem. Employees at Twitter who were let go soon after Musk became the company’s owner are still waiting on information about their severance packages months later, according to a report published by the news agency Bloomberg on Friday (January 6).

On November 4 last year, Elon Musk fired over 7,000 employees, and a day later, he tweeted, “Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately, there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day. Everyone exited was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50% more than legally required.”

One thousand of the sacked workers reside in California, where they have been receiving regular deliveries for the previous two months by state and federal regulations. But on Wednesday, the two-month term ended (January 4). According to three laid-off employees who spoke with Bloomberg, employees still need to receive any information concerning COBRA or supplemental severance pay.

A laid-off worker named Sam Stryker shared Elon Musk’s November 5, 2022, tweet and said he had never even seen a severance letter, much less been given one.

“I was laid off 2 months ago with thousands of coworkers and I’ve never even seen a severance letter let alone been offered severance,” Stryker tweeted Thursday.

Along with the severance dispute, Twitter is being sued repeatedly for unpaid fees for services such as software, rent at one of its San Francisco headquarters, and private chartered plane flights. Elon Musk has suspended housekeeping services at the social media giant’s Seattle and San Francisco offices, requiring staff members to bring their toilet paper rolls to work.

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