Elon Musk Fires Twitter Janitors, Reportedly Forcing Staff To Bring Own Toilet Paper

Twitter CEO Elon Musk slashed the costs of his struggling new business, even laying off janitors, which would require some staff to bring their own toilet paper.

Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco – and the company’s office in Seattle – receive smelly and gross after Musk bragged that he was “cutting costs like crazy”.

Workers are now stuck on two floors at Twitter’s headquarters after four other floors were closed, and the moldy takeout isn’t helping.

“The smell of leftover takeaways and body odor lingered on the floors…the bathrooms became filthy” and with the janitors gone, some “workers resorted to bringing their own rolls of paper home toilet”, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing employee testimonials.

Musk suddenly canceled concierge services earlier this month at headquarters, BNC News reported. Janitors said they were locked out without warning just weeks before the holidays after seeking better wages, and the company terminated a cleaning contract.

A concierge, who told the BBC that he had worked at Twitter for 10 years, said he was told by Musk’s team that eventually his job wouldn’t even exist because robots would replace human cleaners.

But the robots have not yet appeared.

While cuts to janitorial services may have the most dramatic impact on remaining workers right now, Musk has also shut down servers operating a critical data center in Sacramento, according to the Times. Twitter also reportedly simply stopped paying millions of dollars in rent and for various services.

Musk was apparently forced to take drastic measures to save the struggling operation. He described the company in a Twitter Spaces talk on Dec. 20 as “basically … an aircraft that is directed towards the ground at high speed with the engines on fire and the controls not working.


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