People who are unwilling to abide by the new rules can pretend to work somewhere else, according to Musk on Twitter when asked about the policy.
Everyone at Tesla must spend at least 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. Companies that don't require this are of course, but when was the last time they shipped a great new product? He said in an email that it was a while, one of two that were leaked and shared on social media.
Tesla is going to make the most exciting and meaningful products of any company on Earth. This won't happen by phoning it in. Some banking sectors, like banking, indicated early on that they would expect staff to return to the office while others, often in the tech industry, have said they will allow remote work indefinitely. Many places have opted for a mix.
The more senior you are, the more visible must be your presence, he wrote in one of the emails on the remote work policy.
That is why I lived in the factory so much - so that those on the line could see me working alongside them. If I had not done that, Tesla would have gone bankrupt long ago. On Twitter earlier this year he said that Covid stay-at- home stuff tricked people into thinking that they don't really need to work hard, because he had previously been on the record as having a dim view of remote work.