An American communications company, Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk said remote work will no longer be allowed and employees will be expected to be in the office for at least 40 hours per week, subject to exceptions by his approval.
According to the email reviewed by Bloomberg News, Elon Musk emailed his workers for the first time late Wednesday to prepare them for “difficult times ahead.”
Elon Musk said there was “no way to sugarcoat the message” about the economic outlook and how it will affect an advertising-dependent company like Twitter.
Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in coming months.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 9, 2022
We will keep what works & change what doesn’t.
Twitter Blue to Users
On the other hand, Twitter rolled out Twitter Blue to users in the US, UK and a few other countries. In the US, the service, which allows users to have a verified badge for free, costs $7.99.
In India, it is likely to cost Rs 719. The service is likely to cost Rs 719 per month in India, if the prompt is accurate, and will be first offered to iPhone users.
Twitter asks some laid-off workers to come back
The microblogging and social networking service, Twitter has sacked close to 3,700 people. Some of those who were laid off have been asked to return as they were fired by error.
Others were let go before management realized that their work and experience may be necessary to build the new features Elon Musk envisions, the people said.
Twitter staff were told to work 12-hour shifts, 7 days a week
Twitter staff at the company have set tasks so that it can be seen who works hard in Musk’s team.
The teams of Twitter’s engineers have been assigned coding projects to be completed over the weekend. Twitter managers have told some staff to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week. That is equivalent to 84 hours a week to meet Musk’s deadlines, citing internal communications.