Forum claims Tesla tracks employees – thousands discuss what it’s like to work for Elon Musk

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A TESLA employee claims the company goes to excessive lengths to monitor office attendance.

Elon Musk has been candid about his distaste for remote work and he’s making it felt by employees who disagree.

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Musk is responsible for around 130,000 employees between SpaceX and TeslaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Tesla is the world's most valuable auto company with a market capitalization of over $1 trillion

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Tesla is the world’s most valuable auto company with a market capitalization of over $1 trillionCredit: AFP-Getty

On May 31, Musk sent a threatening email to the executives who said “Anyone who wants to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours a week or leave Tesla.”

He told Twitter employees that only employees who produced “exceptional work” would be allowed to work from home.

A Tesla employee says the company tracks their ID badges and contacts employees who are out of the office at least 16 days a month.

“It feels wrong to me. I can’t really say why it bothers me, I feel like it’s overkill. It’s control. It’s disrespectful,” the Tesla employee wrote on the anonymous bulletin board Blind.

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Over five million tech industry employees use Blind with only their employer as their credentials.

A blind user who works for Yelp replied, “Founders like Elon think long-term for their product and short-term for their employees…same with Bezos and Amazon. It won’t last too long”

An Amazon employee and Tesla owner sided with Musk:

“As the owner of Tesla, I can safely say that the quality of the software sucks and this is a necessary move by Elon to fix a bunch of workers who aren’t accomplishing anything. If that bothers you, walk away and stop doing the right thing, and someone equally (if not more) qualified for the job will join her who enjoys the in-person work.

Musk’s companies have reinvented industries and made many people rich along the way.

His personal work ethic is well documented, but so is his tough reputation as a boss.

SpaceX workers building the Falcon-1 on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean had to refuse to work until a drop of chicken and cigarettes arrived.

In 2021, Musk sent out an anti-union tweet that violated labor laws.

A Twitter lawyer openly cried in a meeting after Musk’s terms of acquisition were agreed to.

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A blind commentator explained working for Musk in clearer terms with a rhetorical question.

“Didn’t you realize the CEO was a union breaker meme lord when you joined him?”

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