Twitter employees smell Elon Musk’s cost-cutting results
Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently said he’s been “crazy cost-cutting” since taking over the company. Staff are sniffing the results.
Speaking in a Twitter Spaces chat on December 20, Musk speak“This company is basically like you’re in an airplane going straight down to the ground at high speed with the engine on fire and the controls not working.”
Among his drastic cost-cutting measures, this month Musk canceled cleaning services at the company’s San Francisco headquarters. based on the The New York Times. Combined with workers being herded up two floors after four floors were closed, one consequence was the lingering smell of takeaway food and body odor wafting through the air.
Furthermore, the bathroom became dirtier, and some employees had to bring their own roll of toilet paper to work.
Earlier this month, janitors said they were locked out of Twitter’s headquarters without warning, after they sought better wages and the company reported cut cleaning contract.
One janitor, speaking to the BBC, said he has worked at Twitter for 10 years and has Told by Musk’s team that eventually his job will cease to exist as robots will replace cleaners.
“You know it smells crazy in there,” one source told The New York Times journalist Mike Isaac, referring to Twitter headquarters.
Asset reached out to Twitter for comment but did not receive an immediate response.
Musk’s Twitter Mistakes
Musk admitted to making some mistakes in cutting costs while speaking at Twitter Spaces Conversations. For example, he says, “We may have gone too far in cutting costs on lunch. We may have overcorrected in that regard.”
And he has confessed to other faults in his chaotic Twitter overhaul. For example, the company account suspension by esteemed venture capitalist Paul Graham, who has supported Musk’s efforts at Twitter, as Graham wrote about a link on his website to his account on Mastodon, a platform endorsed Many consider it a Twitter alternative. The suspension follows the company’s introduction of a short-term policy stating that links to competing social networks will not be allowed.
“Yes, that was a mistake,” Musk admitted.
Whether he considers the poor sanitary conditions at Twitter headquarters remains to be seen as another mistake.
Meanwhile, it’s not just the main office in San Francisco. Follow timecleaning service also cut at the company’s Seattle office, where employees also bring their own roll of toilet paper.
In November, Musk give ultimatums to Twitter employees: Commit to a culture of hard work or quit and leave the company. Those headed for the exit can now be glad they did.
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