Report: Extra Twitter drama after Slack shutdown; staff play hooky

Report: More Twitter drama after Slack shutdown; employees play hooky

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On Wednesday and Thursday, Twitter’s inside Slack channels had been out of the blue shut down. Platformer reported that the corporate manually shut providers off. Earlier than that was confirmed, a Twitter worker posting on the nameless office chat app Blind had speculated that it was additionally potential that Twitter had shut down worker entry as a result of it had stopped paying its Slack payments.

Regardless of the motive driving Twitter’s resolution to take away Slack entry, it resulted in a really unproductive work day for some Twitter staff who had been out of the blue unable to speak, Platformer reported. On the similar time that staff misplaced Slack entry, in addition they couldn’t entry Jira, a monitoring software program that Platformer mentioned engineers use to ship code and monitor progress on new options. Reasonably than being geared up to go “hardcore,” some determined to only take the break day. Different staff took two days off.

Apparently, Twitter informed staff that the Slack channel was down for “routine upkeep,” however a Slack worker informed Platformer that was “bullshit.”

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