Elon Musk’s leaked messages tell, if “you don’t show up” in office, “resignation accepted”

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Elon Musk's leaked messages tell, if "you don't show up" in office, "resignation accepted"
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Following the buzz affected by blue checkmark impersonators seizing control of Twitter over the last week, Elon Musk has made another surprising announcement. All Twitter employees must go back to working in person.

He also inferred in a leaked private message that all employees who could but did not show up to work in person the next day would be fired. “If you can physically make it to an office and you don’t show up, resignation accepted.”

Twitter has been operating remotely as a company for years, even before the Covid-19 pandemic sparked the remote work trend. According to a senior member of Twitter’s legal team, the remote culture seemed to have served Twitter well. Elon Musk sees things differently.


Musk’s decision also runs counter to the trend in tech companies, which has been moving toward a remote-first policy. The measure follows Musk’s firing of half of the Twitter staff, leaving the remaining employees lost in the chaos of having to change routines and adapt to a company with half the personnel.

Because many Twitter employees are used to working from all over the world in various time zones, the new measure does not appear to be popular among Tweeps (what Twitter employees call one another internally). This measure seems to have been implemented by Elon Musk in an attempt to make Twitter a more productive business. After incurring losses to acquire Twitter, which included selling nearly $4 billion in Tesla stock, he appears determined to make the company leaner and more productive.