Elon Musk tells Tesla employees: Go back to the office, or else

The policy, which was revealed in leaked emails Musk sent to Tesla executives on Tuesday, was first reported by the electric car news site. Electric.

“Anyone who wants to do remote work has to be in the office for at least 40 hours a week (I mean *minimum*) or leave Tesla. That’s less than we’re asking factory workers,” Musk wrote, adding that they should The office is the employee’s primary workplace where other workers with whom they interact regularly are located – “not a remote branch office unrelated to the duties of the job”.

Musk said he would personally review any request for an exemption from the policy, but mostly, “If you don’t show up, we’ll assume you quit.”

Tesla (TSLA) He did not respond to a request for comment on the policy change, but Musk appears to confirm this at tweet Early Wednesday when asked on Twitter, “Hi Elon..any further comment for people who think getting into business is an outdated concept?” Musk replied, “They should pretend to work elsewhere.”
This policy is completely contrary to the policy of other technology company Musk try to buyAnd the Twitter (TWTR)which previously announced that employees can continue to work from home “forever” if they wish. “Where you feel most productive and creative is where you will be working, and that includes working from home full time forever,” CEO Parag Agrawal He wrote in a note to nearly 100,000 Twitter employees in March, before revealing Musk’s interest in owning the social media platform.
However, this would not be the case at Tesla. It’s especially important to see senior managers in the office, Musk said, adding that that was one of the reasons for that He basically lived in a Tesla factory in Fremont, California, when the company Struggling to increase production In 2017 and 2018.

“Had I not done this, Tesla would have gone bankrupt a long time ago,” he wrote. “There are of course companies that don’t ask for it, but when was the last time you shipped a great new product? It’s been a long time.”

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“Tesla has built and will indeed make the most exciting and meaningful products for any company on Earth,” he added. “This will not happen by phone call.”

Surveys show the majority of office workers Prefer the option of working from home. Since offices reopened after the Covid-19 shutdown, many companies outside of Twitter have announced increased flexibility for employees who want to work remotely, in part as a way Retain or attract talent In a particularly tight labor market. But the world’s richest person doesn’t seem interested in this dynamic.

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