Elon Musk declares end to remote working at Tesla

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Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk

TELSA boss Elon Musk has ordered staff to return to the office full-time, declaring that working remotely is no longer acceptable.

The new policy was shared in emails that were leaked to social media.

Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on the messages, one of which appeared to be addressed to executives.

People who are unwilling to abide by the new rules can “pretend to work somewhere else” Mr Musk said on Twitter, when asked about the policy.

“Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” he wrote in one of the emails. “If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned.”

The emails said staff should report to work at one of the company’s main offices, “not a remote branch office unrelated to the job duties”.

Musk added that he would personally review any requests for exemptions from the policy.

Musk said working in the office full-time was what the company asks of its factory employees and in-person collaboration was critical to the firm’s success. – bbc.com

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