elon musk warn employees to work 40 hours per week or face termination
According to the electric car news site Electrek, news of the policy was revealed in a series of hacked emails Musk wrote on Tuesday.
“If you want to work remotely, you must be in the office for a minimum of 40 hours a week (and I mean *minimum*). This is significantly less than what we expect of industry workers” Musk put pen to paper.
According to Electrek, the billionaire also stated that employees’ offices must be a “primary Tesla workplace, not a remote branch office unrelated to the job duties.” Musk stated in an email that he would personally evaluate and accept any requests for relief from the company’s return-to-work policy, but warned his employees that “if you don’t show up, we will assume you’ve resigned.”
“Tesla has created and will continue to build the most fascinating and important goods of any company on the planet. This isn’t going to happen if you call it in,” Musk went on to say. Tesla did not respond to NPR’s requests for comment right away. Musk, on the other hand, responded to a Twitter user who questioned about the disclosed emails by saying, “They could pretend to work somewhere else.”
In the past, the billionaire has been open about his opposition to remote employment, insulting Americans and their work ethic. Musk remarked in an interview with the Financial Times that Americans are attempting to “avoid going to work at all,” drawing a contrast with Chinese manufacturing employees who “won’t even leave the factory.”