Elon Musk reportedly tells Tesla workers to return to the office full time or resign

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KEY POINTS

  • According to recent reports, Elon Musk has instructed Tesla workers to either return to their workplaces on a full-time basis or resign from their positions.
  • Electrek was able to get two emails in which Elon Musk stated that employees must be present at a primary Tesla office for a minimum of forty hours each week.
  • On his Twitter account, Musk gave the impression of confirming the authenticity of the e-mails by stating, “They should pretend to work somewhere else.”

It has been claimed that Elon Musk has informed Tesla staff that they must return to their separate offices for at least 40 hours per week or they must resign from their positions.

Electrek was able to get two emails in which Elon Musk stated that employees must be present at a primary Tesla office for a minimum of forty hours each week. In one of the emails, he said something to the effect of, “If you don’t show up, we will presume that you have quit.”

Musk is quoted as saying in one email that anyone who intends to work remotely must be present in the office for a minimum (and by “minimum,” he means “minimum”) of 40 hours per week or they must resign from Tesla. This is a smaller request than what we often make of factory workers.

The email went on to say, “If there are truly extraordinary contributions for whom this is impossible, I will examine and directly approve those exclusions.”

“There are, of course, businesses that don’t require this, but when did they ship a fantastic new product the last time? It’s been a while,” Musk replied in the second email. “I hope all is well.” He went on to say that it is essential for senior staff to make their presence known and that this is the reason why he “lived in the factory so much.” He went on to say that if he had not done this, “Tesla would have gone bankrupt a long time ago.”

“Tesla has created and will continue to create the most fascinating and significant goods of any company on Earth, and they actually make them.” “If you call it in, this will not take place,” he went on to say.

On Twitter, Musk gave the impression of confirming the authenticity of the emails. In response to a question concerning the stolen emails that originated from a Twitter account that is well-known for praising Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk suggested that the person in question “pretend to work somewhere else.”

The outspoken CEO is notorious for supposedly having severe work expectations, particularly among factory workers, in order to fulfill extremely ambitious production objectives. These expectations are said to be in place to ensure that the company meets its production targets.

For instance, during a tantrum that took place during a corporate earnings call in April 2020, when Covid numbers were climbing in the state of California, Musk referred to health limitations as “fascist.” Additionally, he ignored health requirements to keep his company’s plant in Fremont, California, operational, but neither the state nor Alameda County took any action against him for this violation.

Other large technology companies are not yet requiring all of their employees to report to work. Employers such as Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, and Meta allow at least some remote work for their workers in an effort to retain talent during what has been nicknamed the “Great Resignation.” The amount of remote work allowed varies based on the employee’s position and location.