Elon Musk’s cuts on Twitter? A data center, janitors, toilet paper
Mr. Davis ordered Twitter employees to delay paying various contractors or suppliers and try to negotiate those bills to smaller amounts, according to two people familiar with his instructions. The cost of one of the company’s biggest contracts, with mega-consulting firm Deloitte, has been a particular concern for Twitter management, which wants to reduce the fees the company pays for security. , tax preparation and other services, the two people said. The company skipped payments to KPMG, an accounting and consulting firm that worked on compliance issues with the Federal Trade Commission, they said.
Although the missed payments to these companies have now been paid, according to a person familiar with the expenses, it is unclear whether the company will retain its services beyond this year. Representatives for Deloitte and KPMG did not respond to requests for comment.
The company missed payments and then renegotiated its contract with Carrot, a provider of benefits for fertility services including egg and sperm freezing and in vitro fertilization, according to two people familiar with the company. On Thursday, Carrot informed Twitter employees that the fertility benefit amount would be halved in the new year. A representative for Carrot did not respond to requests for comment.
Twitter last week got rid of cleaning staff from its New York offices and 10 company security people, signaling that it may close one of its two buildings there, two people said. close to moving.
At Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, where the company missed rent payments, Mr. Musk followed suit, consolidating workers on two floors and closing four. It also canceled janitorial services earlier this month after those workers went on strike for better wages.
This left the office in disarray. With people crammed into more confined spaces, the smell of leftover takeout food and body odor lingered on the floors, according to four current and former employees. The bathrooms got dirty, these people said. And because janitorial services have largely ceased, some workers have had to bring their own toilet paper rolls from home.