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Elon Musk says he’s working 24/7 now:

It’s been less than three weeks since Elon Musk acquired Twitter, but the workload is already weighing him down. Speaking at Indonesia’s B20 conference on Monday, the Tesla CEO said he is now working 24/7 and has “a lot more” going on.

“If I were you, I would jump on a plane and fly to Bali and hide or rest for a bit. Why don’t you do that?” Moderator Anindya Bakri, CEO and chairman director of Bakery & Brothers, a manufacturing and infrastructure corporation, asked Musk at the conference on Monday. According to its website, the B20 is the “official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community”, as G20 member nations gather at a summit nearby.

“It sounds great, but my workload has increased a lot lately,” Musk said with a laugh.

“I have too much work on my plate, that’s for sure,” he said.

Musk’s work appears to be nonstop since he acquired Twitter on October 27. From mass layoffs to the start – and quick end – of a verified subscription service, the social media giant has seen big and consistent changes in recent weeks.

“Please note that Twitter will do a lot of silly things in the coming months,” Musk tweeted last week. “We’ll keep what works and change what doesn’t.”

The bakery continued to ask Musk how he handles global changes, to which Musk replied: “Without great difficulty.”

“I’m really working on the absolute most amount I can work, from morning till night, seven days a week,” he said.

On a video call with only his face illuminated as the power went out in his place, Musk said that “it’s not something I’d recommend, frankly. I don’t know what else to say.”

An overloaded work week is nothing new for Musk. In addition to being the CEO of Twitter, the father of 10 is also the co-founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and the co-founder of The Boring Company. In 2018, he pulled Ariana Huffington’s request back to her workload, saying, “You’d think that’s an option. It’s not.”

Even at the time, Musk told The New York Times that he was overwhelmed and working up to 120 hours per weekk – which can be equal to 17 hours on all seven days of the week.

That same year, he told Gail King of CBS Mornings that he had Tesla sleeping on the factory floor Because the company was struggling to meet its production targets.

“I don’t have time to go home and take a bath,” she told the king. “… I don’t believe people are facing hardship while the CEO is on leave.”


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