Musk plans to fire 10% of Tesla staff for a "super bad feeling" about the economy

Updated: 06/03/2022 14:43h
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Bad times are ahead for the world economy, according to Elon Musk. In an environment of uncertainty due to inflation and the war in Ukraine, the CEO and founder of Tesla is considering cutting around 10% of jobs in his company due to a "super bad feeling" about the economy, as it emerges of an email to which Reuters has had access.

This email comes two days after the manager threatened in another email to fire all Tesla workers who do not spend a minimum of 40 hours a week in the office. "Everyone at Tesla must spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week," Musk stressed.

Otherwise, the employer assured that the company will assume that the worker in question has resigned and the contract with the company will be terminated.

In relation to teleworking, the CEO stressed that the more 'senior' the position, the more visible the presence in the office should be. This idea coincides with that expressed in a previous email sent to company executives, where he required them to work from Tesla's headquarters, and not in "remote" subsidiaries.

In a message posted a few days ago on his Twitter account and after being asked by a user about the fact that going to the office in person was an "outdated" idea, Musk replied that anyone who thinks that should look for a job. in another company other than Tesla.

AI Day Delay

On the other hand, Musk advanced on the social network on Twitter his decision to delay his AI Day event from August 19 to September 30 because he hopes to have a prototype of Optimus, his humanoid robot, ready by then. “Tesla Artificial Intelligence Day is pushed back to September 30 as we may have a working Optimus prototype by then,” the manager announced in the tweet.

In the last edition of AI Day, Musk presented the Tesla Bot, a bipedal device for "general use", and which is intended to carry out "unsafe, repetitive or boring" tasks currently performed by humans. This robot uses some of the Artificial Intelligence technologies of the cars of him like the autopilot. In addition, it will use elements from his vehicles such as autopilot cameras in his head, and a central computer inside his torso with Tesla's navigation software.

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