Elon Musk Issues Ultimatum to Tesla Executives: ‘Be in the Office for Minimum of 40 Hours per Week or Depart’

Elon Musk has issued an ultimatum to executives at his company Tesla, warning those who wish to work remotely should “depart” the company and “pretend to work somewhere else.”

Musk, the world’s richest man, is known for his work ethic and he demands the same from his team.

He has been a vocal critic of staff who want to work from home rather than return to the workplace.

He wrote in an email to Tesla executives:

“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?”

Elon Musk responded:

“They should pretend to work somewhere else.”

He 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.

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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.

From Fortune:

German law enforcement officials raided the offices of Deutsche Bank on suspicion of the fraudulent advertising of sustainable investment funds at its DWS unit, dealing yet another setback to CEO Christian Sewing’s attempts to move on from years of corruption scandals.

The investigation revolves around allegations—leveled by a former DWS manager—that the retail money management business engaged in “greenwashing,” in which environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments are sold under false claims.

Roughly 50 officials from the Frankfurt public prosecutor, German securities regulator BaFin, and the federal criminal police office BKA were deployed to the headquarters of the two financial institutions to seize evidence on Tuesday.

“The allegations are that DWS has been advertising so-called ESG financial products for sale as being particularly green and sustainable when they actually weren’t,” a spokesman for the public prosecutor told Fortune, which has been looking into the claims since January.

“In the course of our investigations we’ve found evidence that could support allegations of prospectus fraud.”

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