According to media sources, numerous employees complained about a lack of seats and poor Wi-Fi when Tesla CEO Elon Musk ordered the company’s remote workers to return to the office, indicating that the company was unprepared to welcome back its colleagues.
According to reports, when workers first arrived to Tesla’s facility in Fremont, California, there was nowhere even for them to sit. The Verge cited a source from The Information that stated that the atmosphere at the desks was so awful that bosses instructed some staff to work from home.
The research stated that even if workers could sit down, the Wi-Fi signal was insufficient for them to work.
Tesla’s employee count has doubled since 2019 and is currently at 99,210, the company said.
Earlier this month, Musk justified a hiring freeze and a company-wide layoff that apparently affected both salaried and hourly employees by blaming excessive hiring and a “very awful feeling” about the economy.
About one-third of the company’s employees are paid employees, though it’s not clear how many of them work in Tesla’s offices or manufacturing facilities.
Most of Tesla’s former workers who used to report to the site in Fremont, California, which consists of office buildings and a factory, stayed at home throughout the pandemic, at least until Musk ordered everyone back to work.
Current Tesla employees reported that it was difficult to locate parking for those who drove to the Fremont factory to work. According to reports, some people chose to park their automobiles at the neighbouring BART station and take a Tesla shuttle to work instead.
Tesla employees were recently given an ultimatum by Musk to come back to work or leave; if they disagreed with the company’s policies, they should “pretend to work somewhere else.”
Employees were warned in a series of emails by Musk to return to work or risk being fired. He also cautioned that everyone at Tesla must put in a minimum of 40 hours a week in the workplace.
Aryan Jakhar works as an Editor-in-Chief at The Shining Media. Also, he is an editor at YouthPolitician (digital media situated in Taiwan). He writes his opinions on social issues at YouthKiAwaaz and also on his blogger website.