Billionaire Elon Musk, on Sunday, said that his Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX staff can work from home if it is not logistically possible to come into the office.
Musk made this statement while responding to a message on the microblogging site Twitter from an Irish-based worker who said they had been told to return to the office from tomorrow.
The worker wrote, “As I’m sure you’re aware, Elon Musk has recently bought Twitter and is making harsh and drastic changes that are affecting hundreds of Irish employees’ lives. The most recent of these decisions is that all employees must be in the office by Monday. Many of us work all around this country and are unable to do so. This is in the middle of a housing crisis that Musk has absolutely no idea about, and it is almost impossible to move to Dublin so quickly. This is putting us under an intense amount of stress and uncertainty and unfortunately.”
He also said, “There is nothing we can do about it. One of the only things that Elon seems to react to is his own ego and the feeling of being unpopular on Twitter.”
Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX, replied that he was not ordering people back into the office.
He tweeted, “This is false. Anyone who can be in office, should be. However, if not logistically possible or they have essential personal matters, then staying home is fine.”
The billionaire added that “Working remotely is also ok if their manager vouches for excellence. Same policy as Tesla & SpaceX.”
Recently, Musk informed the staff, via an email, that he is ending the “work from home” regime permanently. In his letter to employees, Musk reportedly asked employees to brace for “difficult times ahead”.
Musk had previously eliminated “days of rest” from the calendars of Twitter employees. The “days of rest” are monthly days that employees can take to rest and recharge.
Musk reportedly asked the employees to work for 40 hours a week. He said that he would only let employees work remotely on a case-by-case basis.
Musk, who is not a huge fan of working from home, had also asked the Tesla employees to return to the office. He threatened employees with dire consequences if they failed to return to the office.