Elon Musk Is Getting Cooked For Telling Tesla Employees They Need To Be In-Office 40 Hrs/Week Or They’re Fired

Elon Musk: Tesla Staff Must Be In-Office 40 Hrs/Week Or They're Fired

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  • Elon Musk sent an email to Tesla employees saying they must be in-office at least 40 hours per week.
  • The Tesla CEO said the company will assume they’ve resigned if they fail to do so.
  • Musk’s ultimatum isn’t going over quite well as many people believe remote work is the future.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla — a company that began the year at $1,200 per share and currently sits at about $740 per share, largely due to Musk’s antics this year — is getting cooked on social media for an email he sent to Tesla employees demanding that they work in-office at least 40 hours per week.

The email, which was sent following Memorial Day, told Tesla employees that if they don’t show up at the office for at least 40 hours a week, the company will assume they’ve “resigned.”

“Everyone at Telsa is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week. Moreover, the office must be where your actual colleagues are located, not some remote pseudo office. If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned,” the email, titled ‘To be super clear’, reads.

Musk then transitioned to signing the praises of his own work ethic:

“The more senior you are, the more visible must be your presence. That is why I lived in the factory so much — so that those on the line could see me working alongside them. If I had not done that, Tesla would long ago have gone bankrupt.”

“There are of course companies that don’t require this, but when was the last time they shipped a great new product? It’s been a while. Tesla has and will create and actually manufacture the most exciting and meaningful products of any company on Earth. this will not happen by phoning it in.

Additionally, the 50-year-old Musk also implied on Twitter that those who work remotely are “pretending” to work:

Reactions to Elon Musk telling Tesla employees that they must be in the office at least 40 hours per week

Given the increasingly work-from-home culture that our society is becoming, it goes without saying that Musk’s email certainly hasn’t sat well with many people online:

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