Elon Musk Reportedly Wants Employees to Work 84 Hours a Week With No OT Pay


Mighty, megalomaniacal magnate Mr Musk is back at it again. 

The name has flooded our news recently, especially with the buying over of Twitter and the new version of the social media platform. 

Ever since he became Chief Twit, he has fired Twitter’s executives, reinstated Trump’s account, implemented a new verification system, and is now here with more changes.

Elon Musk Wants Twitter Employees to Work 84-hour Work Weeks

Yep, you read that right. 

The richest man in the world has reportedly instructed staff to work 12-hour shifts with no off days and no overtime pay. 

His philosophy?

“A small number of exceptional people can be highly motivated (and) can do better than a large number of people who are pretty good and moderately motivated.”

Amidst Twitter’s shrinking workforce, Musk has also authorised engineers at Tesla, Boring Company, and Neuralink to do code reviews and more at Twitter. 

He wants what’s left of the Twitter staff to work with “a maniacal sense of urgency.”

In Twitter’s diverse working body, there have been mixed reactions to this mandate. 

For boomers and Gen Xers who have previously slept at work in their youth, they view this as a fun relish of the past. 

However, younger workers are less accepting and regard this as a pointless activity.  

Many have resorted to quiet quitting and formed a coasting culture. 

What does this mean? 

In other words, employees are doing the bare minimum in their jobs, putting in no more time, effort, or enthusiasm than absolutely necessary. Through this, they don’t actually leave their jobs and still continue to collect a salary.

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New Verification System

In the new Twitter, various features have been added. Perhaps the most notable one is the new verification system.


In this system, the Twitter Blue subscription system, users can pay US$8 (S$11) for a blue check mark to appear next to their names. 

Musk has said that Twitter Blue subscriptions had “extremely high urgency,” because advertising revenue could suffer in a recession. 

This system has led to numerous troll accounts impersonating famous celebrities. 

A particular troll acted as former US president George W. Bush and tweeted: “I miss killing Iraqis” with a sad-face emoji. It was then replied to by another troll impersonating former UK president Tony Blair, saying: “Same tbh.”




To stop the trolls, Twitter had originally added an “Official” tag to legitimately verified accounts, but was undone by Musk shortly after. However, the tag is now back on.

Apart from a gimmicky blue tick, Twitter also plans to reboot old social media platform Vine.

Seeing as to what Musk has already done, it’s hard to imagine what he can’t do.

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