Elon Musk Issues Second Ultimatum to Tesla Staff: ‘If You Don’t Show Up We Will Assume You Have Resigned’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a second ultimatum to Tesla staff over remote work.

It emerged earlier this week that Musk told his executives that the work-from-home pandemic party is over and it was time to get back to the grind, as Slay News previously reported.

In his second ultimatum, he warned top-level staff he will assume they have resigned if they don’t follow the first directive.

“Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” Musk said in the follow-up warning.

“Moreover, the office must be where your actual colleagues are located, not some remote pseudo office.

“The more senior you are the more visible must be your presence.

“That is why I lived in the factory so much – so that those on the line could see me working alongside them.

“If I had not done that, Tesla would long ago have gone bankrupt.

“There are of course companies that don’t require this but one was the last time they shipped a great new product?

“It’s been a while,” he said in the email.

“Tesla has and will create and actually manufacture the most exciting and meaningful products of any company on Earth.

“This will not happen by phoning it in.

“If you don’t show up we will assume you have resigned.”

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Musk said earlier in his first warning:

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

“This is less than we ask factory workers.

“If there are particularly exceptionable 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 the Fremont factory human relations but having your office in another state.”

When a Twitter user asked: “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?”

Musk responded:

“They should pretend to work somewhere else.”

Musk also responded to a report claiming that Deutsche Bank was raided by authorities over environmental, social, and governance (ESG) “greenwashing” claims:

“We’ve found evidence that that could support allegations of prospectus fraud,” prosecutors revealed.

Musk frequently voices his opposition to the push for “woke” ESG criteria.

“I have yet to see an ESG list that *isn’t* fraudulent,” Musk said of the Deutsche Bank report.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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