Twitter CEO Elon Musk told employees that they had until Thursday to agree to an “extremely hardcore” agenda at Twitter that would necessitate long hours and “exceptional performance” or they would be fired, according to an email obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The email, sent midnight Wednesday with the subject line “A Fork In The Road,” included a link to a form where employees could confirm their commitment to the company’s new stance. Those who did not agree by 5 p.m. EST Thursday would be cut, receiving three months’ worth of severance.

“Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely hardcore,” Musk wrote. “This will mean working long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade.”

The tech mogul added that the company would become “much more engineering driven,” and that while the best coders would not replace design and product managers, they would hold the “greatest sway,” according to CNBC. Since Twitter is ultimately a “software and servers company,” Musk said, he believed that the new stance “makes sense.”

Following mass layoffs and a deluge of advertisers suspending ads on the platform, Musk told employees that “bankruptcy isn’t out of the question,” at an all hands meeting on Nov. 10. Several top executives reportedly left the company amid concerns that Musk was willing to violate privacy rules established by the Federal Trade Commission.

At a Nov. 9 press conference, President Joe Biden said Musk’s takeover of the company was “worth looking into,” over concerns regarding a $1.9 billion investment in the deal from a firm connected to the Saudi Arabian royal family. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen poured cold water on the idea Nov. 15, saying she believed the agency had “no basis” for such an investigation.

Musk and Twitter did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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