Tesla boss Elon Musk has asked his staff to return to full-time office work. The world’s richest billionaire states that working remotely is no longer acceptable.
Reporting from the BBC, Thursday (2/6/2022) the new policy was shared in an email message circulating on social media.
Tesla did not respond to requests for comment on the messages, one of which appeared to be addressed to executives.
People who don’t comply with the new rules can “pretend to work elsewhere,” Musk said on Twitter, when asked about the policy.
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“Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” he wrote in one of the emails circulating.
“If you don’t show up, we’ll assume you’ve resigned,” the message reads.
The email also says that Tesla staff must report to work in one of the company’s main offices, “not a remote branch office unrelated to work assignments”.
Musk added that he would personally review any requests for exemptions from the policy.
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It is also said that full-time office work is what the company demands of factory employees and hands-on collaboration is critical to the company’s success.
“Of course there are companies that don’t need this, but when was the last time they delivered a great new product? It’s been a long time,” said the email message believed to be related to Tesla, one of two that was leaked and circulated on social media.
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