In his first-ever official email sent to Twitter employees, Elon Musk stated that he was ending the remote work policy and wanted all his Twitter employees to work at the office at least 40 hours a week.
Further, he stated his plans to tune Twitter into a subscription-as-a-service platform, where it should rely mostly on regular payments from its users rather than advertising income. He further asked his employees to prepare for the “difficult times ahead.”
Musk Ends Twitter’s WFH Policy
As we all expected, the new boss of Twitter has just voided the work-from-home policy for Twitter employees and wanted them to appear in offices for at least 40 hours a week! This was stated in his first-ever official email sent to the remaining employees after firing half of its workforce.
In the email reviewed by Bloomberg News, Musk asked his Twitter employees to prepare for the “difficult times ahead.” Further, there’s “no way to sugarcoat the message” about the ongoing economics of the company, which has been dependent strongly on advertising all these years.
While ending Twitter’s work-from-home flexibility, he said he’d allow some to continue in this model on various cases. Elon Musk has been doing the same with Tesla, his electronic car company, where all the employees must work at the office for at least 40 hours a week.
Further in his email, Musk told Twitter employees that subscriptions should account for half of the company’s revenue in the future. Well, he has already been doing several things to hit this target up – by hiking the platform’s Blue subscription price and forcing verified account holders to subscribe to it as a must.
All these aside, allowing the regular users to have a verified badge by subscribing to the Blue plan and rolling new features regularly. Well, this program attracted a lot of criticism from the community, including some notable figures who trolled Musk by changing their screen names to him – and got banned!