Elon Musk, the head of electric car company Tesla, informed his workers that they should all return to the office and end remote work, according to a leaked memo.
All those who did not want to return to the office should leave, Musk wrote. “Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean minimum) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla,” the memo states.
“If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned…This is less than we ask of factory workers,” the memo states.
According to the memo, in the case that any worker could not meet the minimum of 40 hours per week in the office, Musk himself would “review and approve” those he found legitimate. “If there are particularly exceptional contributors for whom this is impossible, I will review and approve those exceptions directly,” Musk wrote.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tells employees to return to office
“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,” the memo reads.
Countless companies sent their employees home to work remotely out of necessity due to the pandemic, and what started as a health and safety measure has now become a regular part of work for many people around the globe.
Although many employees have since been called back to the office since the start of the pandemic, some companies, such as Twitter, have allowed their workers to work completely remotely if they wish. Some have even shut down their offices and made all employees work from home.
When asked on Twitter about his beliefs about working from home, Elon Musk responded, stating: “They should pretend to work somewhere else.”
Musk and Twitter’s board agreed in late April to a $44 billion offer from the CEO of Tesla to take over the company privately.
The world’s richest person, who made the bid earlier in April, said Twitter had “tremendous potential” that he would unlock.
However, Musk halted his purchase of the social network due to a lack of clarity regarding the number of bots and fake accounts on the platform in May.
On Tuesday, Musk stated that his $44 billion deal to purchase the company “cannot move forward” until he receives clarification about the number of bots and fake accounts on Twitter.