Elon Musk wants Twitter employees back in office, puts an end to WFH

Elon Musk is planning to end work-from-home policies and is making it mandatory to work from the office at Twitter. Earlier this year, Musk made work from the Tesla office as well.

The new report cited that Musk may make an exception for Twitter employees and they can continue to work from home if required. Also, Musk is in full form to cut the workforce in half to save operational costs.

Currently, Musk and his new team of advisers have been weighing a range of scenarios for job cuts and other policy changes at San Francisco’s Twitter office. The report has no mention of when Musk will exactly implement the no-work-from-anywhere policy, though as per assumptions it can begin in the upcoming weeks as the new Twitter owner is in full form to take action on the permanent work-from-office model.

Interestingly, Twitter’s work-from-anywhere policy flew just like Parag Agrawal got fired from the firm.

After Musk acquired Twitter, it seems like employees are paying a heavy price for it.

According to reports, certain Twitter engineers have been required to work 12-hour days, seven days a week. Twitter’s management has informed staff that they must work overtime to fulfil Elon Musk’s stringent deadline for alterations.

The report also further cited that Musk is trying to trim the workforce from 75k to 35k. After the takeover, he fired the prominent executives from Twitter which included – ex-CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, policy chief Vijaya Gadde, Chief Marketing Officer Leslie Berland, Chief Customer Officer Sarah Personette, and Jean-Philippe Maheu, who was vice president of global client solutions.

Elon Musk intends to increase the cost of a Twitter Blue membership and make changes to the Blue tick verification procedure. This is why Musk has given Twitter’s engineers until November 7 to roll out the paid verification service or face termination. The deadline may pertain to a variety of other endeavours as well.

In addition, the Blue tick badge will only be available through this membership, a choice that has been widely panned on Twitter because of its exorbitant price. After deciding to lower the membership price from $19.99 (about Rs 1,600) to $8 (around Rs 660) each month, Musk polled his Twitter followers to see whether that was acceptable.

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