Elon Musk reportedly emailed Twitter employees early Wednesday to remind them about the company’s remote-working policy. Zoë Schiffer, a managing editor at Platformer, tweeted: “Elon Musk sent Twitter employees an email at 2:30 am saying the ‘office is not optional.'”
The Twitter owner said in his memo that the company’s headquarters in San Francisco “was half empty yesterday” according to Schiffer’s tweet.
However, Musk has fired thousands of employees since taking control of the company in late October, now believed to be around 1,300 in total, CNBC said.
Twitter did not respond to a request for comment from Insider; The company laid off its communications team last week and its press office now automatically replies to emails with a poop emoji.
Musk had previously sent emails to employees past midnight. In November, he sent one to employees at 2:39 a.m. saying they would no longer be allowed to work remotely.
Musk began the memo by saying that there was “no way to sugarcoat the message” about the economic climate and its influence on Twitter, which depends on advertising revenue.
The CEOs of Tesla and SpaceX are not fans of remote working. Last May, he told Tesla employees to return to the office full-time or find jobs elsewhere.
Insiders previously reported that following the ultimatum, Tesla began monitoring employees’ office attendance.
Musk has said that by working from home during the pandemic people have been “cheated” that they don’t need to work as hard – but economists have disputed his thinking.
Information Source: BI
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