Remote Work in Tesla

Several media including BBC reported that Tesla boss Elon Musk has ordered staff to return to the office full-time. It means that the US Electric Vehicle giant thinks that working remotely is no longer acceptable.

The new policy was shared in emails that were leaked to social media. In fact, Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on the messages, one of which appeared to be addressed to executives. People who are unwilling to abide by the new rules can “pretend to work somewhere else” Mr Musk said on Twitter.

“Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” he wrote in one of the emails. “If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned.” In the leaked email, we can see what Tesla’s boss mentioned about its remote working in the following as well.

“Tesla. This is less than we ask of factory workers.

If there are particularly exceptional contributors for whom this is impossible, I will review and approve those exceptions directly.

Moreover, the “office” must be a main Tesla office, not a remote branch office unrelated to the job duties, for example being responsible for Fremont factory human relations, but having your office be in another state.”

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