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Twitter boss Musk now calls for ‘hardcore use’
Elon Musk hits back on Twitter: After mass layoffs, he tightens the screws on his employees: Anyone who doesn’t do “hard work” is gone.
Not a day goes by that there isn’t an uproar on Twitter.
Twitter employees are going through turbulent times. The chaos surrounding the new blue tick, mass layoffs including rehiring, and new rumors every day keep the staff of the short message service on their toes.
Now busy boss Elon Musk (51) is adding new fuel to the fire. He sent an email last week urging employees to fully commit to the new strategy, according to insiders. Anyone who doesn’t want to bring this will be kicked out.
Great pressure on employees
In the email, Musk urged employees to be 100 percent committed to the new strategy and put a “hard core effort” into it. At the end of the letter was a link that read: “If you’re all for the new Twitter, click here.” Anyone who did not click on the link by last Thursday evening was fired with a three-month notice period.
Musk then explains exactly what “hardcore use” means in the email. Employees would have to expect long and intense working days. But that’s not all. The Twitter boss further increased the pressure by saying that only “extraordinary performance” was good enough for him.
The new head of Twitter was even more specific in a speech to his employees a few days ago: Musk is said to have announced that employees should be prepared to work 80 hours a week.
Home office cancelled
Some time ago, Musk threatened to abolish the home office rule. This is now also a reality. Those who fully commit to the new strategy also give up the option of working from home.
Working from home has long been a thorn in Musk’s side. He has already canceled this option in his other companies SpaceX and Tesla. Every Musk employee should spend at least 40 hours a week in the office or at work.
More than half of Twitter’s 7,000 employees have now lost their jobs — and the exodus continues. Musk’s tough leadership is forcing more and more top people to quit.
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