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Elon Musk threatens Tesla employees, says get back to office or resign now; read leaked email

In a leaked email which is being shared on Twitter, Elon Musk has virtually threatened to sack Tesla employees if they don't report to work, signalling that Work From Home is unacceptable to him.

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| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:37 IST
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Elon Musk gives an ultimatum to the Tesla staff to return to office or depart from the company. The controversial email has been leaked on Twitter. Check the email. (AP)

In a shocking development, it has been revealed that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has sent an email telling his employees that remote work will no longer be acceptable. He added, “Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla”. The Elon Musk leaked email has now surfaced online and is being shared on Twitter. While the billionaire entrepreneur refrained from commenting on the authenticity of the email, he did reply to a tweet about the email and stated that people who think coming into work is an antiquated concept “should pretend to work somewhere else”. Read on to check out the entire email.

On Wednesday morning, a screenshot began circulating on Twitter which contained an email from Musk. The subject of the email was “Remote work is no longer acceptable” and over the next three paragraphs, the Tesla chief went on to explain the need for the employees to report back to work and what the consequences might be if they failed to adhere to it.

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Elon Musk leaked email warns Tesla employees to return to work

Here is the full text of the leaked email as found in one of the tweets.

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Subject: Remote work is no longer acceptable

Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or depart 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.

Thanks, Elon

Musk replies to tweet on the leaked email

While Musk has not commented whether the leaked email is authentic or not, he replied to a tweet seeking clarity on the issue. A user who goes by the username of @WholeMarsBlog said, “hey elon a lot of people are talking about this leaked email, any additional comment to people who think coming into work is an antiquated concept?”

The world's richest man replied to the tweet, “They should pretend to work somewhere else”.

This is not the first time Musk has spoken against the remote work culture. In May, he made similar comments while praising the Chinese workforce in an interview with the Financial Times. He said, “They won't just be burning the midnight oil. They will be burning the 3 am oil”. Comparing it to US workers, he added, “They won't even leave the factory type of thing, whereas in America people are trying to avoid going to work at all”.

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First Published Date: 02 Jun, 10:36 IST
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