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Elon Musk to Twitter employees: Work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, or get fired

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Elon Musk to Twitter employees: Work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, or get fired

Elon Musk recently acquired Twitter and made some significant platform changes. However, it appears that this is causing serious employee costs. According to information shared by CNBC sources, some Twitter employees have been asked to work 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Twitter managers have informed employees that they will be required to work extra hours in order to meet Elon Musk’s tight deadline for changes.

According to internal communications, “managers at Twitter have instructed some employees to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week, in order to hit Musk’s aggressive deadlines.”

According to the cited source, the employees were asked to work extra hours with no discussion of “overtime pay or comp time, or job security.” According to reports, the engineers have been given a deadline of early November, and if they fail to meet the requirements, they may lose their jobs.

“Task completion by the early November deadline is seen as a make-or-break matter for their careers at Twitter,” according to the report. Elon Musk is said to be threatening employees with 50% layoffs in order to force them to comply with the order.

Elon Musk plans to increase the price of the Twitter Blue subscription as well as change the verification process for a Blue tick. Musk has given Twitter engineers until November 7 to launch the paid verification feature or risk losing their jobs. Other tasks could also have a deadline.

Related: WSJ: Twitter no longer allows Blue subscribers access to ad-free articles

Furthermore, the Blue tick badge will be restricted to this subscription, a decision that has been widely criticized on Twitter due to its high cost. The platform had planned to charge $20 for the subscription, but Musk asked on Twitter if $8 was a reasonable price.

So why does Musk plan to increase the price? He stated on Twitter that the platform requires more revenue and cannot rely solely on advertisements to generate revenue. However, many people believe that paying around $20 for a Blue Tick and a few other features that come with a Twitter Blue subscription is not logical or worthwhile.