Elon Musk warns Twitter employees of “difficult times ahead” and issues stern warning via email to stop remote work and get into the office.
- Elon Musk sent a company wide email to all of Twitter’s employees warning them of tough times ahead and outlined changes he is making to the company.
- Musk told employees that he was stopping remote work and anyone who needed to work from home must get approval directly from him.
- These changes are some added to the long list of previous changes he has made since acquiring the social-media platform.
Why it’s news
It has been two weeks since Elon Musk completed the $44-billion deal to buy Twitter and became the sole director of the company.
In the two weeks he has made an extensive list of changes including firing top executives including the entire Twitter board and 50% of the remaining workforce.
The latest changes were outlined in a company wide email he sent to employees this week. In the email he said he was officially banning remote work unless it was approved by him personally.
All employees must be in the office and work at least 40 hours per week—effective immediately.
He also warned employees of “difficult times ahead” discussing the economic outlook of the company. SInce his acquisition he has had many bumps in the road including losing advertisers in turn losing a large amount of money.
A previous change he made was charging $8 per month for users who want to be verified on the platform which caused a bit of turmoil amongst celebrities. In the email he said he wanted to see these subscriptions be half of Twitter’s total revenue.
These last two weeks have been filled with many changes and it is likely many more will be in the weeks ahead.
“The road ahead is arduous and will require intense work to succeed,” He wrote in the email.