Is the working world after Corona different than before? This question is being discussed between bosses and employees in companies all over the world. Almost all large corporations now grant their employees generous home office hours. Some tech companies have eliminated attendance altogether.
But there is also a strong counter-movement – at the head of which Tesla boss Elon Musk has now set himself. In an internal email circulated on Twitter, he makes it absolutely clear: Tesla employees need to come back to the office, full-time. Mobile work, maybe even from a vacation spot abroad – that’s no longer an option at Tesla.
At least not during normal working hours. “Anyone who wants to work remotely has to be in the office at least (and I mean *at least*) 40 hours a week or leave Tesla,” Musk wrote in the email to his executives. That is less time than the company asks of its factory workers.
Musk also does not allow his employees the flexibility to work at any of the company’s locations. “Also, the ‘office’ must be a Tesla headquarters, not a remote branch unrelated to the job,” Musk clarifies. For example, anyone who is responsible for personnel at the headquarters in Freemont cannot work at another location.
Musk indirectly confirmed that the internal mail is real with a comment on Twitter. There he even reinforced his statement. Asked what about employees at Tesla who think coming to the office is an antiquated concept, Musk writes: “They should pretend to work somewhere else.”
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