After a rocky couple weeks of owning Twitter, Elon Musk has made controversial decision after controversial decision. The latest change made to the company comes after staggering layoffs to almost half of Twitter’s workforce: no more remote working (unless like, super important).
In a report from The Guardian, an internal email sent by Musk was seen that lays out this new decision:
Remote work is no longer allowed, unless you have a specific exception. Managers will send the exception lists to me for review and approval,Elon Musk
This new policy for Twitter employees will be effective today for a minimum of 40 hours a week. What a decision! Nowadays, work from home has become a widely accepted philosophy but it’s clear that Elon is the sort to favor an “office atmosphere”. Who knows if that will pay off in the long-run, because like he’s said himself: Twitter will do lots of dumb things in the coming months.
As it currently stands, decisions are being made and then walked-back at quite a fast pace for Twitter, so there’s a good chance employees could be working from home by this time next month! Though it’s clear Elon Musk’s intention is to create profits for the company because… ya know… he owns it now.
All I can say is I hope things work out, despite people’s disagreement with Elon’s decisions it would be foolish to want Twitter to fail – because doing so would mean even more people lose their jobs/livelihoods.
Godspeed, Elon. Let’s just get this sh*t taken care of and who knows, maybe Twitter will be in a better place by Christmas!