Since business tycoon Elon Musk took over the microblogging platform Twitter in October of last year, he has made many cost-cutting moves in an effort to save the company. However, these actions have some unexpected results for employees: a smelly office.
Gatekeepers at Twitter HQ went on strike about a month ago After Elon Musk’s company did not negotiate a new contract with Flagship, the cleaning company that employs them. The company doesn’t seem to have chosen a new company yet, as according to Business Insider, Odors from dirty bathrooms and various clogged toilets in the company’s offices in New York make their way into the company’s corridors and work spaces.
Access to toilet paper is also scarce, according to two people familiar with the situation. One employee at the New York office even said that the lack of basic office necessities like toilet paper is “just bad” and significantly affects the already low company morale. Another team also said that if Twitter didn’t provide toilet paper, they would have to bring their own, Similar to those in the San Francisco office.
As the situation worsened, some employees aired their concerns via Slack and email, asking someone to do something about the dire situation. No one has yet received a response, according to Business Insider.
Twitter employees are currently required by Musk to report to the office five days a week.
Aside from the stinky services situation, Twitter is also reportedly suffering from a shortage of IT support staff. Most of the employees who would help their colleagues with IT issues have been laid off, laid off or resigned. To resolve issues, Twitter employees are now asking for help in one of the remaining public channels on Slack, hoping someone in leadership will notice and take action.
source: Business Insider