Twitter’s new boss Elon Musk has revealed he’s working “from morning to night, seven days a week” since taking over the company and admits he has “too much” on his plate.
The tech mogul gave an insight into his workload during a session at the Business 20 conference in Indonesia on Monday.
The conference is the official G-20 dialogue forum and is running alongside the G-20 summit in Bali this week.
When asked how he runs Tesla’s global operations, Musk said he does so “with great difficulty.”
“I have too much work on my plate, that’s for sure,” Musk said.
“I’m really working the absolute most that I can work—from morning to night, seven days a week.
“This is not something I’d recommend, frankly.”
Musk’s comments came shortly after he declined an offer from the former CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere.
Legere took to the social media platform on Sunday and offered to “run” Twitter for Musk.
He suggested he should run the Big Tech platform so that Musk can “stop managing daily business, and ‘content moderation’ and then support product/technology.”
“I’m expensive but so is what you paid for Twitter (p.s. please be leadership example of how to tweet),” Legere wrote.
Musk responded with a simple “No.”
He later added that “Twitter at its core is a software & servers company” and the “technology needs to evolve rapidly, which requires a technologist.”
Billionaire Musk, who also runs Tesla, aerospace company SpaceX, and neurotechnology startup Neuralink, finalized his $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter in October.
Twitter announced in a company email on November 3 that it would start laying off staff members from its global workforce of 7,500 employees.
The move was an “effort to place Twitter on a healthy path” as the platform is losing over $4 million a day.
Musk has defended the move and said on Twitter that “Everyone [who] exited was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50 percent more than legally required.”
However, the company has since been sued by multiple staff members over an alleged violation of federal law, with workers claiming they were not given enough notice regarding the layoffs and failed to receive their severance benefits when Musk laid off Twitter’s staff.
Elsewhere, Musk also fired Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, as well as “censorship chief” Vijaya Gadde after taking over the social media platform.
Earlier this month, Twitter employees were also ordered to return to the office after Musk banned remote work.