Elon Musk encouraged Twitter staff a few days ago to commit to a strict work ethic, which led to a wave of mass resignations from the company.
When Elon Musk challenged workers to accept the “hardline” culture, which involves long hours and overnight stays in the office when necessary, he really meant it. According to sources, Musk has created beds at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.
Some employees who returned to work after the weekend on Monday were greeted with “bedrooms having unmade mattresses, drab curtains and giant conference-room telepresence monitors,” as per a Forbes report. The beds are undoubtedly more comfortable than the sleeping bags Esther Crawford, the company’s product lead, had to use a few days earlier. Remember that a photo of Crawford dozing off on the office floor went viral after being posted by her colleague. The article was published at the same time that online rumours about Musk’s demanding work habits started to circulate.
The image of the bedrooms at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters was obtained by Forbes.
According to reports, the bedrooms have “bright orange carpeting, a wooden bedside table and a queen bed, with a table lamp and two office armchairs.”
Although the bedrooms were not disclosed to the staff, it was widely believed that they had been installed for “hardcore” workers. The staff told the publication, “It’s not a good appearance.” “It’s yet another instance of disrespect being shown without words. There is no conversation. Beds appeared just like that.
In a letter to the staff last month, Musk demanded that they either embrace a “hardcore” culture at Twitter or face being let go with severance pay. According to sources, Musk has mandated that the staff members electronically affirm their commitment to “long hours at high intensity.”
Twitter “will need to be pretty hardcore,” Musk wrote in the email.
This will require working hard and for a lengthy period of time, he stated. The only acceptable performance will be extraordinary performance. Musk had already stopped allowing Twitter staff to work from home. Even more, he demanded that they put in at least 40 hours every week. Musk previously wrote to the staff, “The road ahead is tough and will require intense work to succeed.
Many employees, however, did not agree with the email; they refused to sign the form and opted to quit with three months’ severance pay instead. According to reports, almost 1200 workers made the decision to leave on their own.