Elon Musk says ‘work ethic expectations would be extreme’ for Twitter employees

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says that if his purchase of social media giant Twitter goes through, he will demand a lot of hard work from employees at the platform.

However, Musk noted that his work ethic expectations would not match the expectations he puts on himself.

Last month, Twitter said it had reached an agreement for Musk to buy the platform for $44 billion, CNN reported. Since then, Musk has been providing hints about what changes might be coming to Twitter.

“If Twitter acquisition completes, company will be super focused on hardcore software engineering, design, infosec & server hardware,” he tweeted Friday.

He then segued into what his work ethic expectations would be for his employees.

“Also, work ethic expectations would be extreme, but much less than I demand of myself,” Musk wrote.

In another tweet, Musk highlighted the importance of managers in technical fields being “technically excellent.”

“Managers in software must write great software or it’s like being a cavalry captain who can’t ride a horse!” he wrote.

According to Glassdoor’s Daniel Zhao, interest in working at Twitter has skyrocketed every since the platform announced Musk would be purchasing it.

“With the announcement of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition offer being accepted, interest in Twitter jobs on Glassdoor rose 263 percent last week (4/24-4/30), compared to the March 2022 baseline,” he tweeted on Thursday.

“Say what you will about Elon, he does have a large fanbase of ppl excited to work for him. He’s much more likely to capitalize on that attraction as CEO than owner,” he added in response to a report that Musk was planning to serve as Twitter’s CEO after the purchase goes through.