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Aakanksha Jetley

Elon Musk’s most recent round of layoffs at Twitter, have not spared Esther Crawford, a senior Twitter employee whose picture of her sleeping on the office floor had gone viral on the internet last year.

In the photo, which went viral on Twitter in November shortly after Musk’s first mass layoffs, Crawford can be seen sleeping in a sleeping bag with an eye patch on. It was colleague of hers who shared her photo and she responded on Twitter, saying: “When your team is pushing round the clock to make deadlines, sometimes you sleep where you work,”

This round of Twitter layoffs came on Saturday, when SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to lay off another 10 percent, according to a report by The New York Times. That means another 200 of the roughly 2,000 Twitter employees received the pink note.

Citing people familiar with the matter, The New York Times said the layoffs affected product managers, data scientists and engineers who work on machine learning and site reliability, which helps keep various Twitter functions online.

The report also notes that Twitter’s latest round of tech layoffs occur at a time when the organization reportedly made it challenging for staff members to interact with one another. Also, some Twitter employees claimed  that the company’s internal messaging platform, Slack, had been shut down, making it impossible for users to talk or access corporate information. Immediately afterward, other workers apparently found that they had been logged out of their work email accounts, which hinted at another wave of widespread layoffs.

Crawford, who was the director of product management at Twitter tweeted  “The worst take you could have from watching me go all-in on Twitter 2.0 is that my optimism or hard work was a mistake. Those who jeer and mock are necessarily on the sidelines and not in the arena. I’m deeply proud of the team for building through so much noise & chaos,”  she further went on to like  a number of tweets that praised her work  dedication and wished her good luck for future endeavors.