Twitter employees will now have to pay for their own office lunches, according to a tweet from Elon Musk on Sunday. The New York Times had reported that Twitter staff would have to start paying for their lunches, and Musk took to Twitter to defend the decision.
He said that the cost of free lunches was more than $400 per meal because “almost no one” was in the office. According to badge-in records, average occupancy in the office over the last 12 months was below 10%, peaking at 25%.
He said that the move has been heavily criticized, but this is especially strange considering almost no one ever came into the office. “There are more people preparing breakfast than eating breakfast,” he added. “They don’t even bother serving dinner because there is never anyone in the building.”
It’s no wonder tech startups are struggling financially. They need to cut costs in order to stay afloat. Stop the lavish spending and get back to basics.