Tesla CEO Elon Musk has asked employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to a memo sent to employees circulating on social media.
“Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for at least 40 hours (and I mean minimum) per week or leave Tesla,” the memo said.
Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the memo. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment. Musk cannot be reached for comment.
In response to the memo tweeted from an unverified account, the billionaire, who proposed making Twitter private in a deal worth $44 billion (about Rs 337,465 crore), said, “They should pretend to work elsewhere.”
According to the memo, Musk will “review and approve” any cases in which they cannot meet the threshold.
Tesla is joining a wave of companies forcing the return of employees to their jobs. While some large employers have permanently embraced volunteering from home policies, others including Alphabet’s Google are betting that it’s best to push in-person interactions between colleagues.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal tweeted in March that Twitter offices would open but employees could still work from home if they wanted to.
“Wherever you feel most productive and creative is where you will be working, and that includes working from home full time forever,” Agrawal said in a tweet on March 3rd.
Meanwhile, Facebook owner Meta announced in April that employees are no longer required to have COVID-19 boosters to enter its US offices, a company spokesperson said. The social media company previously said that all workers returning to the office will have to provide evidence of their supporting punches, while the company monitors the status of the Omicron variant.
He said, “We updated our requirements in early March to align with CDC guidelines, and now COVID-19 boosters are no longer needed for entry, although they are highly recommended. The basic vaccination requirement (series or one shot) still applies. “. Meta spokeswoman Tracy Clayton.
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