News hardware Elon Musk wants to fire his employees who do not come to the office at least 40 hours a week
Elon Musk does not like telecommuting and made it known to his employees via a very virulent email to his executives, followed by a second, to all employees this time, to justify his remarks. According to him, telework no longer has a place at Tesla and he requires employees to return at least 40 hours a week or simply invites them to resign.
“Come back to work at the office at least 40 hours a week or leave Tesla”
In France we would call it going off the road, in the United States it is at most a shocking statement, even if the tone and especially the timing raise questions.
Could the richest man on the planet be a bit uptight these days? We don’t know if it’s the Twitter takeover project that put Elon Musk in this state, but it’s shooting at everything at the boss of Tesla and SpaceX. The reason for this bloodshed? Telecommuting and the people who benefit from it.
Telecommuting is no longer acceptable. They should pretend to work somewhere else (Elon Musk)
The boss of Tesla is not totally against telecommuting, but he believes that anyone who wants to telecommute must first come to work at least (and this is a minimum, he specifies) 40 hours a week in the office. Otherwise the door is wide open and resignation is encouraged… A bit violent, we warned you.
Elon Musk justifies himself by wanting to put all employees on an equal footing
After the broadcast of the first mail on
, Elon Musk clarified his thoughts in a second message sent this time to all employees. In it, soberly titled “To be super clear”, the boss persists and highlights the equity between factory employees, who cannot telecommute, and those present in the offices. By specifying the following:
Sure companies don’t need that, but when was their last great new product? It’s been a long time…
In short, Elon Musk hates telecommuting and likes to remind anyone who will listen that he works at least 120 hours a week and that he does not find it shocking to have to work more than 80 hours a week…