Elon Musk’s ultimatum: return to the office or get out

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Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk

THE world’s richest man appears to have had it with this whole working-from-home business.

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla, weighed in on the return-to-office debate Wednesday on Twitter by elaborating on an email he apparently sent to the electric-car maker’s executive staff.

Under the subject line “Remote work is no longer acceptable”, Musk wrote that “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.”

He went on to write that the office “must be a main Tesla office, not a remote branch office unrelated to the job duties, for example being responsible for Fremont factory human relations, but having your office be in another state.”

While Musk didn’t directly address whether the email was authentic, the billionaire did strongly suggest it is by responding to a follower who asked about people who think going into work is an antiquated concept. “They should pretend to work somewhere else,” he tweeted. It’s not the first time Musk’s tough-love treatment of his employees has come up.- Bloomberg

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