Elon Musk has ended remote working for Twitter staff and told them to prepare for ‘difficult times ahead’ in his first email to employees since taking over as the new owner.
The email, sent late on Wednesday night, November 9, said there was ‘no way to sugarcoat’ the economic outlook.
According to Bloomberg, he said that it will affect an advertising-dependent company like Twitter.
He also outlawed remote work, expecting workers in the office for at least 40 hours a week. The hours are subject to conditions approved by him as the new head of Twitter.
He said: ‘The road ahead is arduous and will require intense work to succeed.’
The report said the Policies mentioned in last night’s email are effective immediately.
Musk’s removal of remote work comes after Twitter established a permanent arrangement with staff members to allow them to work from anywhere.
The new Twitter head is against remote work and is only granting exemptions individually, on a case by case basis.
Billionaire Musk has also taken away ‘days of rest’ from Twitter staff calendars. This was a monthly, companywide day off that was introduced during the pandemic period.
He has sacked nearly half of Twitter’s workforce. Musk has also attached user verification to Twitter Blue and increased the price to $8 a month.
The new boss wants subscriptions to count for half of Twitter’s revenue, according to the email.
He is also working on finding and suspending any verified bots, trolls and spam over the next few days, according to a separate email.