A picture of a Twitter employee sleeping in a sleeping bag on the floor of the office has gone viral, suggesting that Twitter staff are overworked.
Rumours are rife that employees are putting in up to 12 hours of work and not even being compensated for the extra hours.
The subject of the picture is apparently a director of product management who works at the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter. She was photographed by a product manager who went on to post the photograph on social media.
When she retweeted the picture, her caption read “When your team is pushing round the clock to make deadlines sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork”
When her post received criticism, she tried to defend herself by saying that she feels fortunate to be able to work with the talented team at Twitter during one of the Company’s most challenging hours. She went on to say that she feels pride in the way the team has been strong and resilient through a very challenging acquisition that has been going on for months now. The director of product management in question, Esther Crawford also said that this was her way of showing her team that she is there with them through this challenging acquisition process, and that difficult times do require sacrifices in terms of time and energy.
Twitter employees are reportedly putting in longer hours at work post the acquisition by Musk was finalised, probably out of fear of job loss if they fail to meet deadlines.