Elon Musk’s road to become a full-time super villain is still going strong with his latest developments. In recent days, he confirmed his threats against Tesla employees for wanting to keep their home office status active during the pandemic. But he truly made a giant leap with the latest decision he made in regards to cutting his staff by an important percentage.
By the end of 2021, Tesla boasted a grand total of 99,290 employees but a recent email from the billionaire confirmed he will be cutting off 10% of that number. This just adds to the already contentious relationship he has with the ones who want to keep protecting themselves from COVID by working from home. Chances are most of them will get the sack from Elon.
Here is @elonmusk emailing the Tesla team about layoffs.
Note that this will not apply to anyone actually building cars, battery packs, or installing solar. pic.twitter.com/nLK4Jigroa
— Whole Mars Catalog (@WholeMarsBlog) June 3, 2022
How did Elon Musk reveal this decision?
According to Reuters, Elon Musk sent out an e-mail to all Tesla employees with the subject line readin ‘pause all hiring worldwide’. He alleges that the American economy is giving him a super bad feeling and he doesn’t want to risk anything with his company. Currently, Tesla is amongst the wealthiest companies in the world.
This is what the e-mail read: “Tesla will be reducing salaried headcount by 10%, as we have become overstaffed in many areas. Note, this does not apply to anyone actually building cars, battery packs, or installing solar. Hourly headcount will increase.”
Don’t take Elon’s statements at face value. With interest rates going up, economy dipping, and increased competition – car sales will going down.
Ending remote work is a ploy to get people to resign so Tesla doesn’t have layoffs, which would further nuke the stock price. pic.twitter.com/LNBNY70jep
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) June 2, 2022
Elon Musk keeps moving towards the deep end in the eyes of the world. Every single move he makes tells us a story about a man who thinks himself above the rest of the world and considers his decisions as the only MO for humanity’s sake. Musk has also been getting cozier with far right republicans and extreme conservatives from other countries out of pure economic interest.
In a sense, Musk might’ve had good intentions in the past but that has completely changed over the last couple of years. It’s not even funny anymore. He has $44 billion to spare for Twitter’s purchase but he needs to cut 10% of his staff at Tesla? This looks bad from any angle you want to look at it.
Tesla will no longer allow employees to work remotely.
— TESLARATI (@Teslarati) June 1, 2022