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Elon Musk Bans Remote Work at New Acquired Company

The first email Elon Musk sent to his employees at Twitter stated that remote work will no longer be allowed, the only way is to be present in the office for at least 40 hours a week.

Elon Musk reportedly said, “there’s no way another way to convey the message” of the looming economy which will affect a reliant on advertising like Twitter he added. The new law at Twitter will be effective immediately, expecting all employees to be present at the office for 40 hours weekly.

In previous weeks, under the new leadership of Elon Musk, he has dismissed several Twitter staff across different departments including top executives.  Musk made it compulsory for verified accounts to make monthly subscriptions of $8, he stated in the mail sent out to the workers that verified accounts subscriptions should largely contribute to Twitter revenue.

Upon his arrival, Musk decided to change most of Twitter’s working culture. Twitter had a permanent remote arrangement for its employees which occurred due to the Covid pandemic. He stated earlier before acquiring Twitter, “I am against remote work, I will only grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis. He disapproves of the existing days of rest observed by Twitter workers which happened monthly.

He went further saying “the journey ahead is demanding which will require intense work to succeed”. He concluded by saying the top priority is identifying bots, trolls, and spam they must be suspended.

by Bamidele Israel