NEW YORK – Elon Musk, the new CEO of Twitter, reportedly told employees they had until Thursday to decide between being “very rigorous” and putting in lengthy hours of work or risk losing their jobs.
The social network firm, which the Tesla billionaire purchased for $44 billion late this month, has come under fire for drastic changes.
While his efforts to restructure Twitter have been hampered by chaos and delays, he has fired half of the company’s 7,500 employees, abandoned a work-from-home policy, and instituted lengthy hours.
Musk stated in the internal message that “going forward, we will need to be incredibly hardcore to produce a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.”
“This will require hard labor for a lot of hours. A passing mark would only be given for excellent performance,” he said
By 5:00 pm New York time (2200 GMT) on Thursday, employees are invited to click on a website to declare their support for “the new Twitter.”
The employees will be fired and given three months’ worth of severance pay if they fail to comply.