Elon Musk has warned Twitter staffers “difficult times ahead” in his first email since buying the social media giant. In the email, he said remote working would end for staff, and said there was “no way to sugarcoat” the economic outlook for the company.
According to reports, Mr Musk announced he was banning working from home, expecting workers in the office 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.”
It comes just days after he fired almost half of Twitter’s local workforce, which was at around 7,500 before the takeover.
Twitter employees were notified in a companywide email that layoffs were set to begin, according to a copy of the message seen by The New York Times.
Workers were instructed to go home and not go to the offices on Friday as the cuts were carried out.
The message, sent from a generic address and signed “Twitter,” did not detail the total number of layoffs.
The email said: “In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global work force.
“We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward.”
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