In a move straight out of the dark ages (pre-COVID), Tesla CEO laid down the hammer on employees by saying: “If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned.”
One of the world’s richest persons recently ordered its workers — who have been safely ensconced at home since March 2020 — to return full-time to the office or risk termination.
“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,” he said in a series of emails to workers.
But the high-profile CEO, who also owns SpaceX and is trying to purchase Twitter, is not the only leader who is facing criticism with such a heavy-handed approach to the new reality of post-COVID working.