September 30, 2022
Elon Musk tells employees to return to the office 40 hours a week — or quit

“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.

In an email, Musk said he would directly review and approve any requests for exemption from the company’s return-to-work policy, but emphasized to his staff: “If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned.”

“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,” Musk added.

Tesla did not respond to NPR’s immediate requests for comment. However, in a reply to one user on Twitter who asked Musk about the leaked emails, he responded back saying, “They should pretend to work somewhere else.”

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