If any entrepreneur’s or boss’s business requires them to work from an office instead of teleworkthe least that a worker can expect is that when he arrives there is a desk to work, stable internet connection and depending on the case, a place to park the car.
Nevertheless, that was not what would have happened when the employees of Tesla they returned to the office, according to some testimonies.
It all started when at the beginning of last June, Elon Musk communicated to his employees the obligation to go to the office in person and leave remote work. “Of course there are companies that don’t require this, but when was the last time they announced a great new product? It’s been a while,” argued the executive.
“Anyone who wants to work remotely you must spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office or leave Tesla. This is less than what we ask of factory employees,” Musk said in the quoted quote. email. “If you don’t show up at the office, we’ll take your resignation.”
Tesla workers found no desks, no Wi-Fi
According to The Information media outlet, when the workers returned they faced lack of parking, insufficient tables and connectivity Wifi unable to provide the required performance.
Current Tesla employees told the aforementioned media that those who took the vehicle to the Fremont factory, They struggled to find a place to park. Some reportedly chose to park their cars at the nearby BART station and then be transported to work by Tesla.
Inside the office, The Information reports that some workers didn’t even have a place to sit and that the company decided to reuse certain areas of the office during the pandemic and it also did not take into account a larger team. Even if the employees could sit down, the Wi-Fi signal was too weak for them to work.
The Tesla’s employee headcount has doubled since 2019, and During the long periods of teleworking caused by the pandemic, the offices have not adapted to accommodate all these new hires.
Many companies opt for a hybrid job, but apparently Tesla does not
The position of Elon Musk and therefore that of Tesla, contrasts with what other players in the industry have accepted technological. For example, Twitter allows your employees to work remotely or return to the office, though, if the Musk takeover is successful, it remains to be seen how that policy will end.
For its part, Google lets many of its employees work remotely two days a week, opting for a hybrid model.