Elon Musk Warns Twitter Staff: 80-Hour Weeks, No Free Food, No WFH

The warning came amid a tumultuous start to Musk's reign at the social media company.

A two-week period in which he has fired half of Twitter's staff, ushered out most of the top executives.

While the buyout has removed Twitter from the scrutiny of public  markets, Musk loaded the company with almost $13 billion of debt.

That's now in the hands of seven Wall Street banks that have been unable to offload it to investors.

Confidence in the company has eroded so rapidly that, even before Musk's bankruptcy comments.

Some funds were offering to buy the loans for as little as 60 cents on the dollar.

In his address to staff, Musk issued multiple dour warnings. Employees should brace for 80-hour work weeks.

There will be fewer office perks like free food. And he ended the  pandemic-era flexibility that allowed employees to work from home.

"If you don't want to come, resignation accepted," he said, according to a person familiar with the matter.