WATCH: Twitter employees count down the final seconds before they’re fired

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WATCH: Twitter employees count down the final seconds before they’re fired

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A Twitter employee captured the final seconds before he and others were laid off after years with the company on video.

“It’s been a ride,” Matt Miller captioned the video, where he’s seen seemingly at Twitter headquarters with four other employees. Miller claimed to have worked there for nine years and nine months along with another coworker, while one was there for just over nine years, and the other was there for four years. They all counted down to the deadline imposed by their newly-minted CEO Elon Musk who issued a memo late Tuesday informing employees that they had to sign a pledge to stay with the company. If they did not sign by Thursday evening, they would be dismissed and receive three months of severance pay.

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“Happy New Year!” Miller exclaimed after counting down the seconds. “Let’s try the badges.” Miller was referring to their security access badges in the building.

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The video received 1.6 million views and over 33,000 likes. Miller’s account totes Twitter founder Jack Dorsey as one of his followers. Dorsey took the blame for the massive layoffs, apologizing that he “grew the company size too quickly.”

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Twitter will now be “extremely hardcore,” according to Musk. “This will mean working long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade.”

Musk has shown determination to cut costs and produce more revenue on the platform after acquiring it for $44 billion.

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