Winning Bizness Desk
Mumbai. All anticipated things are taking place on Twitter. Now it's new owner Elon Musk has sent the first e-mail to the company's entire staff telling them to be ready to face the hard tasks ahead. Not only this, Musk has also announced to end the work from home facility in his email saying that employees will have to spend at least 40 hours in the office every week. According to the report, Elon Musk e-mailed all employees for the first time saying that they have to be prepared to face tough times in the coming times. There is no way to sugarcoat the fact that the company's economic outlook is not good, he added. This can have a bad effect on an advertising dependent company like Twitter.
Spend at least 40 hours a week in the office
The world's richest man, further said that now work from home will not be allowed to work from home and all employees will now have to spend at least 40 hours a week in the office. However, he has said that in some urgent cases, he himself will allow it. Before the takeover of Elon Musk, Twitter came with a permanent work from anywhere policy for its employees. Employees had to go to work from home during the pandemic. After announcing the deal to buy Twitter earlier in the year, Musk said he was against work from home. He had said that work from home should be allowed only in special circumstances on a case to case basis. Musk does not even allow employees of his electric car company Tesla to work from home.
Musk overhauling Twitter
Ever since Musk has taken over Twitter, he has made many big changes in the company and he will continue to make changes in the future. Musk fired nearly half of Twitter's 7,500 staff last week for cost-cutting. In this way about 3500 employees lost their jobs. Twitter had over 200 employees in India, of whom almost 90% were fired. The layoffs were carried out across engineering, sales, marketing and communications teams. After the layoff, Musk had said, "When the company is losing $ 4 million (Rs 32.77 crore) a day, we have no option but to lay off employees."
Rs 719 for Twitter Blue in India, Rs 660 in the US
Some Twitter users in India received a pop-up on the Apple App Store for Blue subscription on Thursday night. In this, the monthly price of Twitter Blue subscription was said to be Rs 719. Although the price is still not revealed officially. Twitter users expressed surprise that this price is more than what is charged in America. Elon Musk has priced Twitter Blue at $8 (about Rs 660) in the US. When he announced it had said that its price would be according to its purchasing power in different countries. In such a situation, it was believed that this service can be launched in India for Rs 150-200. But if this price of Rs 719 on the Apple App Store is to be believed, then the purchasing power of Indian users is much more than that.