Twitter Staff in Singapore Abruptly Asked to Work From Home

Staff at the Asian Twitter headquarters in Singapore were abruptly asked to leave the premises on Wednesday. Starting Thursday, they will have to work from home, reports Bloomberg news agency. Many people in Asia have already been laid off recently after Elon Musk became the new owner of the platform.

The employees were reportedly told Wednesday that they were given until 5 p.m. to clear their desks and leave. They were also told that they would henceforth be registered as "remote employees. A spokesman for the Singapore office said Twitter does remain a tenant of the building, without elaborating.

Top executive Musk previously tried to cut costs by, among other things, no longer paying rent for the global headquarters in San Francisco, USA. As a result, the owner of the property filed suit last month. Moreover, since Musk's takeover of Twitter, half the staff has already disappeared to cut costs.

That the staff in Singapore has been asked to work from home is striking. Earlier, Musk declared himself a great opponent of working from home.