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Musk clarifies Tesla’s updated work-from-home policy in follow-up email sent to employees

Elon Musk sent a second email to Tesla employees, clarifying a communication he sent to company executives in which he said they would no longer be allowed to work from home and would have to be on the spot.

Earlier today, Teslarati reported Musk’s internal email to Tesla executives, which stated that they would no longer be able to work from the comfort of their home or remote office.

“Anyone who wants to work remotely must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or leave Tesla. That’s less than what we ask of factory workers,” Musk said in the email. Musk said he would personally review any request.

“Also, the ‘office’ must be a main Tesla office, not a remote branch unrelated to job duties, e.g., being in charge of human relations at the Fremont plant, but having your office in another state. “, concluded Musk’s email.

Musk has now sent a second email to Tesla employees, which is time stamped at 10:51 p.m. on May 31, and it appears to clarify some of the statements made in his first email communication to employees. The email was shared by @SamNissim. The subject line of the email is “To be super clear” and describes his personal views on executives not being in the workplace to set an example for others.

“Everyone at Tesla must spend at least 40 hours in the office per week. Also, the office must be where your actual co-workers are, not a remote pseudo-office. If you don’t show up, we assume you quit.

The older you are, the more visible your presence should be. That’s why I lived so long at the factory – so those on the line could see me working alongside them. If I hadn’t done that, Tesla would have gone bankrupt a long time ago.

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 long time.

Tesla has created and will make the most exciting and meaningful products of any company on Earth. It won’t happen by phoning him.



Confusion over whether the end of working from home at Tesla was company-wide appears to be cleared up. Tesla will likely remove all remote positions, especially since Musk’s email was sent to all employees.

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Musk clarifies Tesla’s updated work-from-home policy in follow-up email sent to employees