Musk Takes Odd Stance On Remote Work And How It Will Be At Tesla

Tesla CEO and Billionaire Elon Musk has released a statement recently that is warning all the executives at his electric car company that they stand at risk of being fired if they choose to not show up in the office for a minimum of 40 hours a week going forward.

“In a leaked email sent to workers with the miss-spelt subject line ‘remote work is no longer acceptble’, Musk wrote that any executive staff who wish to work remotely must be in the office for a minimum of 40 hours per week ‘or depart Tesla,'” read a report from the Daily Mail. “He added that the requirement for executive staff to work at least 40 hours in the office 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,” he stated, going on to add that the workplace “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 in another state.”

In a reply to someone who asked questions about the new mandate via Twitter, Musk stated: “They should pretend to work somewhere else.”

This new choice of policy has placed Musk firmly in the small minority, Forbes stated in a report.

“A new survey of human resources leaders from the Conference Board, a nonprofit business research group, finds that just 4% said they are requiring all employees to return to the workplace full-time. And less than half (45%) said they were requiring some workers to return to the office five days a week,” claimed the periodical back in early May.

“We were all pretty shocked,” stated the vice president of human capital at the Conference Board, Robin Erickson, to Forbes. “We were surprised given what we’re hearing about how many employers are requiring workers to come back full time.”

This recent survey discovered that almost 90% of employers “are allowing hybrid work schedules, whether that means the occasional office visit that workers decide on their own or a more prescribed schedule of one to four days in the workplace.”

Another survey discovered that almost no one is going back into the office proper in New York City.

“More than two years after the outbreak of coronavirus, only 8% of Manhattan office employees are back in the office five days a week, according to new data from The Partnership for New York,” read a report from the New York Post just last month. “Meanwhile, 38% of Manhattan office employees are coming into the office part-time under hybrid work schedules and anticipate that by Labor Day they can bring that number to 49%, according to the survey.”

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