While Twitter CEO Elon Musk is well used to making headlines, one would think he’s not entirely thrilled to have his name linked to the unhygienic conditions at Twitter headquarters. Due to an ongoing inability to reach a contract settlement with the janitorial service, the facility is not being cleaned. As a result:
Without a facility cleaning team on-hand, reports from Business Insider say that employees struggle to find toilet paper. Odors from clogged toilets and other restroom-related sources are permeating into the hallways and surrounding rooms, and many complaints have been made to Twitter CEO Elon Musk asking to address the issue — to no avail. Additionally, Musk remains steadfast in requiring employees to work in the office five days per week.
Now, we’re just a commercial cleaning company in Wellesley. Our specialty is cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting workplace environments so the staff has a safe, pleasant, hygienic place to do their jobs. We do this because we know clean workplaces are healthy workplaces. By eliminating germs and viruses from the office, we make it easier for people to stay feeling good and focused on their work. But if we were PR professionals, we would think we’d want people talking about our company for pretty much any other reason than how dirty the bathrooms are.
Imagine what it must be like for the Twitter employees. After spending years and years developing their professional skills, they’re forced to toil in an environment that wouldn’t be tolerated in the average fast food restaurant or retail establishment. How long do you think these workers are going to stay?
Office cleanliness is increasingly an important factor in worker retention. As churn rates in some industries – high tech/social media we are looking at you – approach 30% employers need to focus on what they can do to persuade their staff to stay. Keeping the bathrooms clean doesn’t seem like it should be that high of a bar – but unfortunately, it often is.
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