Elon’s back at it, mixing things up at Twitter following his takeover of the company with a $44 billion purchase, Elon’s now telling Twitter employees to get back in the office and expect to start working a real workweek again. That means 40 hours, in the office, every week.
Such is what a Twitter news account, The Election Wizard, tweeted out, saying:
JUST IN: Elon Musk’s first email to employees ends remote work. Employees will be expected to be in the office for at least 40 hours per week.
Reuters announced as much as well, saying:
Elon Musk in his first email to Twitter employees said remote work would no longer be allowed and that they would be expected in office for at least 40 hours per week
[…]Musk also told employees that he wants to see subscriptions account for half of Twitter’s revenue, the report said, citing the email.
The company did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Elon has made his preference for in-person work rather than remote work quite obvious, as he demanded Tesla employees return to in person work over the summer, sending an email to Tesla employees saying, in part:
“Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week.
“Moreover, the office must be where your actual colleagues are located, not some remote pseudo office. If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned.”
Later, after facing criticism for the decision by people who said they work better from home, Elon hilariously hit back, tweeting: They should pretend to work somewhere else
And the work-from-home versus work-in-person fight isn’t the only Twitter-related battle that Elon is in right now. He’s also facing a potential attack from the Biden Administration, as Slow Joe just said he might be a national security threat.
That comment about Elon and the risk he might pose came when a reporter asked Biden:
Mr. President, do you think Elon Musk is a threat to U.S. national security? And should the U.S. — and with the tools you have — investigate his joint acquisition of Twitter with foreign governments, which include the Saudis?
Responding, Biden first did his characteristic chuckle then said:
I think that Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at. Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate, I’m not suggesting that. I’m suggesting that it wor- — worth being looked at. And — and — but that’s all I’ll say.
If he’s “worth being looked at”, that means President Biden thinks he’s a potential national security threat. However, Biden also didn’t elaborate on whether it was the Twitter takeover and potential return of free speech to the platform, the Starlink shenanigans, or some other activity of Elon’s, such as building a huge Tesla manufacturing facility in China, that is the reason for that suspicion.
When asked “how?” by the same reporter, Biden didn’t elaborate, simply saying “There’s a lot of ways.”