Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter Inc., sent out an email to employees late on Wednesday night warning them of “tough times ahead” and prohibiting remote work unless approved by himself.
According to the email obtained by Bloomberg News, Musk said that there was “no way to sugarcoat the news” regarding the economic prospects and its impact on an advertising-reliant company like Twitter. Employees are expected to be present for at least 40 hours each week under the new regulations, he continued.
Musk has been in charge of Twitter for close to two weeks, during which time he has fired half of the company’s employees and most of its executives. The new Twitter CEO has raised the price of the premium Twitter Blue plan to $8 per month and added authentication of account holders as a new requirement. Musk emphasized in the communication to staff that subscriptions should generate 50% of Twitter’s income.
Even though many Twitter employees had been forced to work remotely because of the pandemic, the company had already developed a permanent work-from-anywhere structure for them before Musk’s arrival. After announcing the acquisition earlier this year, Musk conducted an all-hands call with the Twitter workforce, and this was one of the first things they discussed. He previously stated his opposition to remote work and his intention to only make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in coming months.
We will keep what works & change what doesn’t.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 9, 2022
Bloomberg News reported last month that during the pandemic, he also canceled a monthly companywide day of relaxation for all Twitter employees called “days of rest.” Its termination was more evidence of Musk’s frustration with the prevailing work environment at Twitter. Musk warned his staff that “the road ahead is tough and will require intense work to achieve.” He also said in a subsequent email, “over the next few days, the absolute top priority is locating and suspending any verified bots/trolls/spam.”
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