Twitter employees have been forced to bring their own toilet paper from home to their smelly office whose rent has not been paid in Sanfransisco Carlifornia as billionaire Elon Musk continues carrying out controversial cost cutting measures at the micro blogging platform.
Musk has already declared that he will hand over running the company to someone else after he lost his own Twitter Poll. This has however not prevented him from carrying out a raft of measures which are now threatening the stability of the company he was forced to buy.
“The company has stopped paying rent at its Seattle office, leading it to face eviction, two people familiar with the matter said. Janitorial and security services have been cut, and in some cases employees have resorted to bringing their own toilet paper to the office,” American publication the New York Times has reported.
“Although he has said he will appoint a new chief executive at Twitter, Mr. Musk remains closely involved at the social networking firm even as problems crop up at his electric vehicle company, Tesla. And his tight control of the daily management of Twitter calls into question just how much power he would cede to a new chief, who would inherit a bare-bones business that he still owns,” said the publication.
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The lack of janitors has “left the office in disarray,” with bathrooms that have “grown dirty” and persistent odours of “leftover takeout food and body odour,” NYT said citing sources familiar with the situation.
According to the outlet, some employees are bringing their own toilet paper because there are no janitors on hand to replace supplies. Musk is said to have crammed the employees onto two floors while closing down four others.
Musk, 51 shocked the world in April after he offered to buy Twitter and take it off the New York Stock Exchange in a brazen display of how the world’s richest individuals can wield their fortunes. He later tried to get himself out of the deal but was forced to complete it due to legal implications.
He offloaded more than $15 billion in Tesla shares – about $8.5 billion in April, then another $6.9 billion in August in order to raise enough cash to fund the purchase of Twitter, a company he promised to turn around but has so far failed to do so.
Instead, he has continued to hemorrhage Tesla by withdrawing billions of dollars to fund his Twitter adventure while limiting free speech on the platform by banning critical journalists despite promising to promote free speech when he took over the company.