Saving by all means: lawsuit against Twitter for unpaid rent

Because Twitter hasn’t paid rent for offices in San Francisco for weeks, a lawsuit has now been filed. It is not the first due to non-payment.

Because Twitter has not paid the rent for office space in San Francisco under the new boss Elon Musk, a lawsuit has now been filed against the US group. This is reported, among other things, by the Wall Street Journal. Accordingly, it is more than 136,000 US dollars, which were due in mid-December. The premises are therefore not about Twitter’s headquarters, but a floor in the Hartford Building north of downtown. The lawsuit is only one of several with which a software provider and a transport company, among others, are currently trying to get payments from Twitter that have not been received.

It had already become known some time ago that Twitter under the new boss had not paid rent for the premises used for weeks. It was to be expected that the matter would now end up in courtBillionaire Elon Musk has apparently been trying to save money by all means since the takeover. According to the New York Times, Twitter no longer pays rent for offices in Seattle either, which is why there is even a threat of eviction. The staff remaining there is said to be working from home again after Musk had ordered all employees back to the offices. There, however, they had to bring their own toilet paper, because savings are being made everywhere.

Musk took over Twitter at the end of October and then laid off thousands of the original 7,500 employees. An ultimatum had said that one should only stay with the company if one accepted working conditions that were “extremely hardcore”. In the past few months, the picture of sometimes chaotic conditions on Twitter has only solidified, but contrary to what was expected in many places, this has apparently not yet had any major effects on the functionality of the platform. Last week, however, the portal was down for several hours, users were unexpectedly logged off or only received error messages when accessing it.


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