Elon Musk continues to set stricter rules on working at Twitter. According to The Verge, Musk wants all Twitter employees to send emails every Friday, updating him about their work or "code samples" if they are engineers. The rule was reportedly laid out in an internal memo, and the employees are instructed to email a company alias so that Musk's normal regular inbox is spared. Currently, Twitter has roughly 2,700 employees.
In a series of tweets, The Verge's editor Alex Heath indicates that employees are required to send the work-update email starting this week. Employees reportedly have to send the email on Wednesday this week because of Thanksgiving celebrations on Thursday and Friday. The internal memo reportedly reads, "Looking forward to making Twitter the highest performing tech software company in the world".
The Verge also reports that Musk organised an all-hands meeting with Twitter employees on Monday, where he said that the company is done with layoffs for now. In fact, Twitter is planning to start re-hiring soon, especially in the sales department. That's because many sales department managers quit the company last week after Musk asked them to fire members from their teams. Bloomberg reports that staff from several sales verticals were laid off on Monday.
Musk also reportedly clarified that Twitter is not relocating its headquarters to Texas from San Francisco; however, he did not expel the possibility. Musk's Tesla moved its HQ to Texas to avoid excessive federal taxes in California. Musk has also indefinitely postponed the relaunch of Twitter Blue - Twitter's $8-worth subscription that now carries special features and a Blue badge. It was earlier scheduled to relaunch on November 29.
Twitter did experiment with Twitter Blue in select countries, but the rollout backfired after several impersonators received the Blue badge, which indicates that a user is authentic and verified. Some imposters also changed their name to Musk's and misled others with tweets.
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