From loss of employment benefits to dismissal. This week is not being good for Tesla workers. If on Tuesday its CEO, Elon Musk, informed employees that they would not be able to telework if they did not spend at least 40 hours a week in the office, this Thursday the magnate of South African origin announced that he needs to cut around 10% of the workforce of the electric car manufacturer, according to Reuters.
Musk has chosen the same support to communicate both decisions, emails that have ended up being leaked to the press. This second, the one that deals with layoffs, is entitled “pause all hiring worldwide”, and in the body of text the CEO of Tesla assures that he has a “super bad feeling” about the world economy and that the company it needs to get rid of about 10% of its employees. At the moment, he has not disclosed more information about it.
Tesla, one more. In this way, Tesla joins the already long list of technology companies that have paused hiring or have addressed dismissal processes. One of the first to freeze the arrival of new employees was Meta, in mid-May, after its balance sheet for the first quarter of 2022 was worse than expected. Zuckerberg’s were soon joined by other companies such as TwitterSalesforce o Microsoft.
On the layoff side, Netflix was one of the first to begin a workforce reduction process as a result, among other things, of the poor situation in the global economy and the loss of subscribers. Behind the streaming platform, RobinhoodKlarna or Paypal also announced layoffs.
vacant. The announcement of cuts at Tesla comes just two days after Musk told his office workers that they could only continue to work remotely if they spent at least 40 hours a week on company premises. Which, de facto, means ending remote work in the company.
The CEO of the electric car manufacturer pointed out that remote work was no longer acceptable to Tesla, and that if they did not agree with the decision, they already knew where the door was. And not content with that, the tycoon of South African origin also said through his Twitter account, when asked by a user about people who think that going back to the office is old-fashioned, that “they should pretend they work somewhere else”. In other words, Musk considers that telecommuting is not productive and the office is.
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