Elon Musk, the new boss of the social media platform Twitter, sent an email to employees across the company on Friday (11) thanking them for the long hours since he took over on October 28.
Musk said he also spent the night at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters on Thursday night. Musk tweeted last week that he was laying off 50% of his workforce, and in a letter he welcomed the remaining employees back to his San Francisco headquarters office to come to him.
After Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the company was thrown into chaos. In addition to firing half of its employees, firing top management and disbanding its board of directors, it also said Twitter was at risk of bankruptcy.
The Twitter platform policy has also been changed day and night. Previously, “Blue Gogo” was reserved for verified accounts of politicians, celebrities, journalists and other public figures, but Musk, who was eager to retain advertisers and increase revenue, launched a monthly launch. The $8 Blue Gogo subscription service, which allows paying users to get a token number like “verification”, led to fake accounts springing up, and Twitter immediately launched a “grey gogo” label to authenticate official accounts, but Within hours of its launch, it was quickly deleted by Musk.
Two current Twitter employees said they were in charge of answering calls from colleagues and customers asking about all changes to the platform.
Twitter has moved slowly and cautiously in the past, weighing user habits, security and revenue impact, but Musk’s experimental approach has troubled everyone, including advertisers and the Federal Trade Commission, one person said. ).
Musk himself tweeted: “Please be aware that Twitter will do a lot of stupid things in the next few months, we will keep the parts that work and change the parts that don’t.”
Employees want more clarity on the new furlough system and return-to-office policy.
Musk previously told all employees that the “always work from home” policy was over. Some employees want to know if they can still apply to work from home. Two employees said the company’s human resources department has yet to issue formal guidance on remote work regulations.
In response to this, Musk said in the letter that if an employee cannot reach the office under reasonable circumstances, and he performs well, he can still work remotely. “However, I am a big believer in teamwork and the effectiveness of being on site.”