It seems like things don’t seem to be improving in the Twitter-Elon Musk war, which has intensified following a massive courtroom battle between the two parties and even now, after Musk has taken over as Twitter CEO, no mending of relations is in sight.
The Musk-Twitter war began nearly a year back when the Tesla CEO expressed his desire to purchase Twitter for a whopping $44 billion, only to go back on his word later on citing that the company had employees with a nefarious reputation.
Twitter, not to take things lying down, asked Musk to go ahead with the deal, only to be rebuked by the latter, thereby leaving the social media giant with no choice but to knock on the doors of justice.
Now with Musk having taken over as Twitter CEO, he has fired more than 90% employees of Indian origin in order to ‘clean’ up the place as he feels that the Twitter app has gone slow in many countries, especially India and Indonesia, for which he has resolved to take drastic measures.
Musk has been so focused on making things better for Twitter that it has left Tesla investors in a state of alarm as they feel that he is neglecting is duties as CEO of their company, which they have clarified with him.
Furthermore, he has issued an ultimatum to the leftover employees to pull up their socks and start working for 40 hours a week as he wants them to commit to a ‘hardcore’ culture at the company, for which they need to sign an online form committing to ‘long hours with high intensity’ in the office.
If any employee fails to sign the form, then he/she will have no choice but to leave with a severance pay of three months because, in his email to the employees, Musk has made it clear that he prefers engineers to designers, along with project designers as he envisions Twitter to become a software and servers company.
Immediately after taking over as Twitter CEO, Elon Musk has fired many a top executive, along with nearly 3,800 employees as also those who’ve criticized him publicly, prompting those holding key positions on Twitter like legal compliance team, cybersecurity unit, etc. to resign in protest.
It remains to be seen as to what will be the employees’ response to their new boss’ email and how many of them will comply to work for so many hours, and how many will prefer resigning.