Twitter will not serve lunches to employees, but they will have access to coffee and office snacks
Hard times have begun for Twitter employees who survived the layoffs. It is now being reported that Elon Musk, new boss of the company, will cut down on some important perks for employees including lavish lunches.Musk has been determined to cut costs ever since he took over the company. As a first step towards cost cutting, he fired the top executives and then fired almost 50 per cent of the workforce across countries. The latest reports also reveal that Musk has not been paying rent for some Twitter offices.
As per Zoe Shiffler, who is the Managing Editor of Platformer, reported that Twitter will cut down on employee benefits. “Twitter is cutting employee benefits starting this quarter. Commuter benefits, family planning, and meal allowances are all out. Coffee and snacks are staying, per an internal email.” She mentions that Musk will for now let coffee and office snacks remain.
Twitter is now planning to charge employees for the lunch that was provided to them for free before Musk took over. Reacting to the news report, Musk said that the estimated cost per lunch served in the past 12 months is more than $400. “Especially bizarre given that almost no one came to the office. Estimated cost per lunch served in the past 12 months is >$400,” Musk tweeted.
Musk’s claims were reportedly untrue as one of the former employees of the company retweeted his tweet and wrote that Musk’s claims were a lie as the meals only cost between $20-$25 a day per person.
The menu at the Twitter office was also changed, the Times reported that Twitter no longer served shrimps to its employees. The lavish menu was replaced with boring salads along with two types of macaroni and cheese. The company wrote a letter to the employees informing them about the change in menu.
However, it looks like Twitter employees can still deal with the absence of food in the office but not with toilet paper. The employees have reported in Slack groups that the office bathrooms stink and that employees are being forced to carry thier own toilet paper. That is because Musk had fired the janitors so there is technically no one in the company to change the toilet paper and install the new ones.