The Hartford Building’s landlord, Columbia Reit – 650 California LLC, is suing Twitter because it hasn’t paid a rent obligation of $136,260 (roughly Rs 1.12 crore).
For allegedly failing to pay the rent for its San Francisco office, 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 (roughly Rs 1.12 crore), according to CBS News, which accessed the court documents. The social media company currently resides on the building’s 30th floor. The article also mentions that Twitter leased the office space for seven years in 2017.
The rent for Twitter’s international offices has reportedly gone unpaid for several weeks. This includes its San Francisco headquarters, located near the Civic Center. It’s interesting to note that because of Twitter’s former “work from anywhere” policy, the majority of these offices were either closed or largely vacant.
The work-from-anywhere policy was abandoned after Elon Musk took over in late October, and the business also implemented stringent work regulations in an effort to boost the platform’s user base and revenue.
Jet Services Group LLC has also filed a lawsuit against Twitter, claiming that the Musk-owned company failed to pay the rent for two charter flights in October. The lawsuit was filed in New Hampshire District Court last month and is said to be valued at $197,725 (or roughly Rs 1.63 crore).
Elon Musk has stated time and time again that the previous management of Twitter made some bad business decisions and that the company was losing money rather than making it. Musk claimed in November that Twitter provided its staff with lunches worth Rs 32,000.
Musk was allegedly lying, according to a former worker, and the business responded by providing each employee with a daily lunch allowance of Rs 2000. Similar to this, according to a report by DCD (data centre dynamics), Twitter shut down its Sacramento data centre on Christmas Eve to save money. Thankfully, Twitter did not experience any significant outages, as some had worried.
Twitter currently employs close to 2700 people worldwide after laying off more than half of its workforce in an effort to further cut costs. Up until the end of September, the company employed about 7500 people.
Additionally, the company let go of its cleaning staff, which makes it necessary for workers to bring their own toilet paper and other bathroom essentials. According to a source who spoke, there aren’t enough janitors, so the “office is in disarray with dirty bathrooms.” According to the report, the workplace smells like “leftover takeout food and body odour.”