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Elon Musk accused of 'starving' highly paid staff after scrapping free meals said to cost over $400 each

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Woe to the tech tycoon who thinks there's no such thing as a free lunch. Twitter CEO Elon Musk has come under fire this week for ending his newly acquired company's regime of free meals, with some critics going so far as to accuse him of starving his staff.

Feeding off controversy

Since completing his acquisition of Twitter on Oct. 27, Musk has sought to make the struggling company leaner, more cost-effective, and more efficient. In addition to slashing at least half of the company's workforce and requiring media personalities to pay a monthly subscription fee for verification, the world's richest man has clamped down on exorbitant meal costs.

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