Elon Musk takes work-from-home campaign to another extreme
Following the rollout of a company-wide remote work ban, Tesla has begun taking action against workers who don’t show up.
Tesla employees based in the office must go to their place of work, which registers their presence. It has now emerged that an automated message is sent to workers who are not slipping frequently enough.
“You are receiving this email because there is no record of you using your badge to enter a Tesla facility for at least 16 days during the 30-day period ending June 28,” reads the message. , shared with The telegraph.
Recipients of the message would be asked to explain their absence to the two supervisors and report to a company monitoring system.
Tesla returns to office work
A previous email, sent by Musk to Tesla employees on May 31, 2022, read, “Anyone who wants to work remotely must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean minimum) of 40 hours per week or leave Tesla. That’s less than what we ask of factory workers.
Musk has, however, previously suggested (opens in a new tab) that “excellent contributors” in particular may be allowed to work from home.
This follows a turbulent week in which 200 employees were laid off and a California office closed, part of a wider operation that will see the company reduce its salaried workforce by 10%. According to reports, this decision should not affect manufacturing personnel “building cars, batteries or installing solar energy”.
Overall, hundreds of workers were likely disappointed with the tough stance on remote work. And with so many companies embracing hybrid work routines around the world, Tesla’s workforce could be upended.
By telegraph (opens in a new tab)