For allegedly neglecting to pay the rent for its San Francisco headquarters, Twitter is being sued. Twitter is being sued by Columbia Reit – 650 California LLC, the Hartford Building’s landlord, for failing to pay a rent obligation of $136,260 (approximately Rs 1.12 crore) which reviewed the court documents.
The social networking startup presently resides on the building’s 30th floor. 2017 saw the seven-year lease on Twitter’s office premises. According to reports, Twitter’s global headquarters’ rent has gone unpaid for a number of weeks. It has apparently been a few weeks since Twitter’s worldwide offices’ rent was paid.
This includes its headquarters in the Civic Center neighborhood of San Francisco. Due to Twitter’s former work-from-anywhere philosophy, it is interesting to note that the majority of these offices were either closed or largely abandoned. The corporation eliminated the work-from-anywhere policy when Elon Musk took leadership in late October, and rigorous work regulations were also implemented to enhance the platform’s user base and income.
Jet Services Group LLC, which claims that the Musk-owned business has not paid rent for two charter flights in October, has also filed a complaint against Twitter. The lawsuit was submitted to the New Hampshire District Court last month, and the money is apparently valued at $197,725 (or nearly Rs 1.63 crore).
Elon Musk has often said that the previous Twitter administration made some poor strategic decisions and that company was incurring losses instead of making it. In November, Musk claimed that Twitter gave its employees 32,000 rupees worth of meals.
A former employee said that the company gave each employee a daily lunch payment of Rs 2000 in response to Musk allegedly lying. Similarly to this, according to a report by DCD (data center dynamics), Twitter shut down its Sacramento data center on Christmas Eve to save money. Thankfully, Twitter did not experience any significant disruptions, as some had worried.
Twitter presently employs close to 2700 people worldwide after laying off more than half of its workers in an effort to further cut expenses. Up to the end of September, the firm employed about 7500 people.
In addition, the company cut rid of its cleaning staff, so employees are now responsible for bringing their own toilet paper and other bathroom necessities.
There aren’t enough janitors, a source told the New York Times, so the workplace is chaotic and the toilets are filthy. The report claims that the office has a “body odor and the odor of leftover takeaway food.”