The Twitter Inc. logo is seen at the reception area inside the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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By Kia Kokalitcheva
October 13, 2015

News broke out last week that Twitter, finally with a permanent CEO, would be making cuts this week, but no one expected the clumsy approach the company took.

On Tuesday, Twitter cut 336 employees, or about 8% of its workforce, and some employees found out because they no longer had access to their work email accounts and other work tools like GitHub when they woke up, according to tweets and posts in online forum Reddit. It’s not entirely clear if this happened only to employees who work from home or remotely, however.

We’ve reached out to Twitter (TWTR) for comment on how it proceeded with the layoffs and whether this was widely implemented.

After the company officially appointed co-founder Jack Dorsey as its permanent CEO, significant company changes were expected. Over the years, investors have argued that Twitter’s workforce has grown too big in the face of flat user growth and only modest increases in revenue. Twitter is also expected to reshuffle its engineering organization, presumably in the hopes of boosting its product development, which hasn’t been the most effective in recent years.

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