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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Doesn’t Think Remote Work is ‘Acceptable’

Kelly Lee
Digital Content Specialist

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has declared distant work “now not acceptable,” in response to new stories. Tesla staff who need to make money working from home might want to enchantment to Musk straight.

“Anybody who needs to do distant work have to be within the workplace for a minimal (and I imply *minimal*) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla,” Musk wrote in an e mail reprinted by Electrik. “That is lower than we ask of manufacturing facility staff.” (Bloomberg additionally excerpted parts of the e-mail.)

In a follow-up e mail, Musk underscored his obvious perception that managers are handiest once they’re bodily current. “The extra senior you’re, the extra seen have to be your presence,” he wrote. “This is the reason I lived within the manufacturing facility a lot—in order that these on the road might see me working alongside them. If I had not performed that, Tesla would way back have gone bankrupt.”

He additionally couldn’t resist a swipe towards tech corporations permitting distant and hybrid work: “There are after all corporations that don’t require this, however when was the final time they shipped an awesome new product? It’s been some time.”

In a follow-up Tweet, Musk appeared to substantiate the emails’ authenticity.

If Musk succeeds in his effort to accumulate Twitter, he’ll have an attention-grabbing state of affairs on his palms, for the reason that social-networking big permits its staff to work remotely. In survey after survey over the previous few years, technologists have indicated their overwhelming choice for distant and hybrid work—and given the insane demand for tech expertise, they’ll afford to stop a job that doesn’t give them precisely what they need when it comes to versatile schedules and work setups.

Recognizing the necessity to retain high expertise, quite a few tech corporations (starting from Google and Apple to Airbnb) have likewise embraced hybrid and/or distant work. Inside these corporations, managers and executives have made it clear that distant technologists are nonetheless anticipated to ship their greatest work—however they’ll accomplish that on their very own schedule.

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