Elon Musk is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, as well as an angel investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc. Elon is now set to take full command of Twitter. Tesla and SpaceX CEO recently claimed that Twitter employees’ work ethic expectations will be “extreme.”

If Elon Musk completes his takeover of Twitter, the social media platform’s employees should anticipate a clear direction from its new owner, which will most certainly be difficult. Musk has secured an agreement with Twitter’s Board of Directors to buy the social media business for $54.20 per share. The $44 billion transaction basically turns Twitter into a private entity.

According to Teslarati, job interest in Twitter’s open posts has grown by more than 250 percent since Musk made an agreement with the social media company’s Board. It has also been stated that once Twitter’s takeover is done, Musk will be temporarily serving as the company’s CEO.

In the middle of these reports, Musk gave some insights and expectations for anyone interested in working at Twitter. Musk indicated that if his acquisition is successful, the social media firm will be very focused on “hardcore software engineering, design, infosec, & server hardware.”


Musk said in a follow-up tweet that Twitter employees should be aware that work ethic expectations would be “extreme.” This still implies that Twitter employees will work extraordinarily hard under Musk, since the CEO has incredibly high and at times unhealthy work ethic expectations for himself.

Musk demonstrated this with Tesla’s Model X and Model 3 ramp issues. Both vehicles encountered significant delays, putting pressure on the company, and Musk opted to just sleep on the Fremont Factory’s floor in order to solve issues on the production floor as they came. It was hard work, but it appears to be Musk’s nature.

If Twitter acquisition completes, company will be super focused on hardcore software engineering, design, infosec & server hardware

Also, work ethic expectations would be extreme, but much less than I demand of myself

Musk’s high standards for Twitter employees may attract a lot of good talent. This is clear in Musk’s two main companies, Tesla and SpaceX. Both organizations are known for having high employee expectations, but both frequently rank among the most appealing workplaces for job seekers. Tesla, for example, recently disclosed in its 2021 Impact Report that the company got 3 million employment applications in only one year.

It remains to be seen how Musk’s recent comments regarding his workforce expectations for Twitter will be taken by the social media company’s current employees. Let’s wait and see what happens. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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Shivangini Rawat

Shivangini is a law student with a passion for writing and music. She writes for Thirstyfornews and enjoys cooking, baking, and playing various instruments. In her free time, she watches movies, TV shows, and anime, with a love for bands like Alcest and Scorpions.

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