Elon Musk tells Tesla employees: Return to the office, or else
Slack CEO: 'Days of 9 to 5, Monday to Friday are over' ReplayMore Videos ... (15 Videos)Slack CEO: 'Days of 9 to 5, Monday to Friday are over' Meet the 100-year-old man who's worked at the same company for 84 yearsWatch what this Kawasaki factory in Nebraska did to attract workersAre you considering going back to your old job? Watch this first'Strong numbers': Romans breaks down April jobs reportReturn to work burdens Americans amid high gas pricesJobs recovery to stumble in 2022 UN agency warnsWhere are all the workers? Here are four reasons behind the labor shortageADP Economist: Higher wages aren't enough to bring workers backManpower CEO: Employers are optimistic This was the moment CEO fired hundreds over ZoomEmployers can now be fined in this country for after hour callsWhat companies are doing to attract workersWhy should you brand yourself? Scott Galloway explainsAirbnb CEO: Workplace flexibility is the future but there are risksNew York (CNN Business)Elon Musk is demanding that Tesla office workers return to in-person work or leave the company.
The policy, disclosed in leaked emails Musk sent to Tesla's executive staff Tuesday, was first reported by electric vehicle news site Electrek. "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. This is less than we ask of factory workers," Musk wrote, adding that the office must be the employee's primary workplace where the other workers they regularly interact with are based — "not a remote branch office unrelated to the job duties."Musk said he would personally review any request for exemption from the policy, but that for the most part, "If you don't show up, we will assume you have resigned."Tesla (TSLA) did not respond to a request for comment on the policy change, but Musk appeared to confirm it in a tweet of his own early Wednesday when asked on Twitter, "Hey Elon...any additional comment to people who think coming into work is an antiquated concept?" Musk replied: "They should pretend to work somewhere else."Read MoreThe policy is completely at odds with that of the other tech company Musk is attempting to buy, Twitter (TWTR), which has previously announced employees can continue to work from home "forever" if they prefer. "Wherever you feel most productive and creative is where you will work and that includes working from home full-time forever," CEO Parag Agrawal wrote in a note to Twitter's nearly 100,000 employees in March, just before Musk's interest in owning the social media platform was disclosed.At Tesla, however, that won't be the case. It's especially important that senior managers be seen in the office, Musk said, adding that was one of the reasons he essentially lived at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, when the company was struggling to increase production in 2017 and 2018."If I had not done that, Tesla would long ago have gone bankrupt," he wrote. "There are of course companies that don't require this, but when was the last time they shipped a great new product? It's been a while."He added, "Tesla has and will create and actually manufacture the most exciting and meaningful products of any company on Earth," he added. "This will not happen by phoning it in."A shorter work week, cash to invest: Companies add perks to attract workersSurveys show the majority of office workers prefer the option to work from home. Since reopening offices following Covid-19 shutdowns, many companies beyond Twitter have announced increased flexibility for employees who want to work remotely, partly as a way to retain or attract talent in a particularly tight labor market. But the world's richest person doesn't seem concerned about that dynamic.Click Here To Get Funded!