Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has said staff can work from home if it is not logistically possible to come into the office.

He was responding to a message on Twitter from an Irish-based worker who said they had been told to return to the office from tomorrow.

"Many of us work all around this country and are unable to do so," the worker wrote.

"This is in the middle of a housing crisis that Musk has absolutely no idea about, and it is almost impossible to move to Dublin so quickly."

"This is putting us under an intense amount of stress and uncertainty and unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it," the worker wrote.

Elon Musk replied that he was not ordering people back into the office.

"This is false’," he wrote.

"Anyone who can be in office, should be. However, if not logistically possible or they have essential personal matters, then staying home is fine."

"Working remotely is also ok if their manager vouches for excellence," Mr Musk wrote.

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Mr Musk had emailed Twitter workers for the first time to prepare them for "difficult times ahead" and end remote working unless he personally approved it.

According to the report, the new rules were due to kick in immediately and would expect employees to be in the office for at least 40 hours per week.

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