Elon Musk no longer wants telecommuting in his company

In a somewhat abrupt email sent to his employees and revealed by American media, the boss of Tesla instructs his employees to come back to work in the office.

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc, has asked his employees to return to the
office or leave the company, according to an emailed memo to employees that has been circulating on social media.

“Anyone who wants to work remotely must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean a minimum) of 40 hours per week or leave Tesla,” the note would read.

Elon Musk will “review and approve” on a case-by-case basis the situation of those who cannot meet the stated minimum hours, according to this memo.

Asked about this note, the boss of Tesla did not deny its authenticity on Twitter.

Culture of Excellence

“Do you have an additional comment for people who think that coming to work is an outdated concept?” asked a user on the platform.

“They should pretend to work somewhere else,” replied the billionaire.

In his email, the boss of Tesla specifies that requests for remote work may possibly be examined but that they will only be granted on an exceptional basis.

“If there are particularly exceptional contributors for whom this is impossible, I will examine and approve these exceptions directly”, he assures before recalling that 40 hours of weekly presence is “less than what we ask to the workers in the factories”.

In a second email consulted by the American site Electrekthe boss of Tesla justified his decision by highlighting the company’s culture of excellence.

“The older you are, the more visible your presence should be,” he writes. long time.”

Like other large companies, Tesla has made it mandatory for its employees to return to the office. While some companies, such as Google, believe that returning to the office has a positive impact by promoting exchanges between colleagues, others have put in place permanent agreements on teleworking.

This is the case of Twitter, whose general manager, Parag Agrawal, had indicated in March that despite the reopening of offices, employees could still work from home if they wished.

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