Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, has told his employees that they must commit to working long hours at high intensity or leave the company. Musk stated in an email addressed to the staff and obtained by The Washington Post that employees must agree to the pledge or leave.
He went on to say that in order for Twitter to succeed, it must be extremely hardcore. In his words, “this entails working long hours at high intensity.”
If employees want to be a part of the new Twitter, they must click on a link by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday. “Whatever decision you make, thank you for your efforts to make Twitter successful,” he added.
Elon Musk, who bought the social media giant for $44 billion, laid off more than half of its employees a few weeks ago. He said he had no regrets about the job cuts because the company was losing $4 million per day. He also blamed the drop in revenue on activist groups pressuring advertisers.
A number of top Twitter executives and management personnel have also been relieved of their responsibilities.
The billionaire also informed Twitter employees that the remote work that was implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic would be discontinued. Workers must also work at least 40 hours per week. He added that there was no way to sugarcoat the message, but Twitter should brace itself for the worst because the slowing global economy would be devastating, particularly in terms of advertising revenue.
According to reports, Mr. Musk has been sleeping at Twitter since his takeover and still manages to lead Tesla and SpaceX. With rare exceptions, he claims to work constantly.