During a companywide Twitter meeting, Elon Musk addressed his potential future employees and responded to their concerns.
One of the biggest worries Twitter employees have expressed about Musk’s takeover is his view of remote work. Recently, he informed Tesla workers that they must be in the office 40 hours per week at minimum, or face termination.
Although he did say certain Tesla workers may be able to operate remotely, he made it clear that they would be the exception, not the rule.
At the beginning of the pandemic, Twitter was one of the first large companies to fully embrace remote work.
“If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen,” said former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in May of 2020.
Now, that culture of understanding may be at risk.
However, Musk reportedly said that it would not make sense to fire “exceptional” workers that work remotely, a slightly softer stance on how he’s approached this arrangement in the past.