Like what, even a billionaire CEO can be airheaded and lose access to some of his international offices.
The Twitter soap opera never ends. The social network is losing users, features and even its own premises. This completely unusual situation took place last Wednesday in the heart of Singapore. Visibly overwhelmed by his attempts to improve the blue bird network, Elon Musk forgot his bills and caused the eviction of his employees. There, the owners are serious and take drastic measures in case of unpaid rent, even if it is an international company.
No payment, no offices. Our colleagues from Bloomberg report this funny story. Twitter employees based in Singapore were shocked two days ago when they were promptly asked to leave. No, it was not a new one mass dismissal on the part of the big tech honcho, but indeed a decision of real estate agents waiting for a late payment.
For a moment, Twitter’s Asia-Pacific HQ was gone. Platformer Media’s Casey Newton also reported that the employees were escorted out of the offices by the owners. Later that same day, Musk paid the rent and everyone was able to return to their place of work.
Is Musk really responsible?
In an organization like Twitter, it’s not up to the CEO to take care of the rent. Why then does Elon Musk find himself at the heart of this affair? After restructuring in the company and the dismissal of a large part of the teams, the social network no longer runs the same way. For example, Twitter no longer even has a communications department to answer journalists’ questions, as reported by our colleagues at Gizmodo.
So it wouldn’t be surprising if Musk decided to save money by personally handling this kind of business. Earlier this month, the New York Times revealed that Twitter is at the heart of a legal action for non-payment of rent in San Francisco. This situation in Singapore therefore does not come out of nowhere. If the money is no longer distributed to whom it may concern, it is because this decision comes from above, and we all know who is proudly at the head of the blue bird.
Twitter is on a slippery slope that leads it straight into the media and never for the right reasons. If the situation continues to worsen, the future of the platform is far from bright and the same goes for its big boss who continues to lose popularity. Case to follow.