Elon Musk claims that Tesla employees who work remotely “pretend to work” and demands that all employees return to the office
While the world waits to see if Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout goes through, he’s focusing on his other company, Tesla, and its employees. Elon Musk warned Tesla employees in a company-wide email that recently emerged online that remote work is officially a thing of the past since people “fake to work.”
Tesla employees were taken aback when firm founder and CEO Elon Musk notified them that their remote working days had come to an end, just as they were returning to work after a lengthy holiday weekend. According to @NYPost,
Elon Musk ordered in a company-wide email that all Tesla employees return to work full-time, while also telling employees who were unhappy with the move that they could resign and “pretend to work somewhere else.”
“Anyone who intends to conduct remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I emphasize *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or leave Tesla,” the email said in part. This is significantly less than what we expect of factory workers.
If there are any extraordinary donors for whom this is not possible, I will assess and approve exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Furthermore, the “office” must be a Tesla main office, not a remote branch office unrelated to the job responsibilities, “he said.
On Twitter, the discussion surrounding Elon Musk’s latest Tesla orders ignited heated debate and comments. Musk responded to a Twitter user who asked him how he would reply to Tesla employees who believe in-person work is an “antiquated concept,” saying, “They should pretend to work somewhere else.”
Tesla’s decision to go back to work is very different from that of some other tech companies, like Meta, Apple, and Google, which have embraced permanent remote work or a hybrid schedule with only three days a week of in-person work.