Tesla was apparently unprepared to welcome back its staff after CEO Elon Musk ordered remote workers to go to work or risk losing their jobs. The Information said that when workers arrived at Tesla’s site in Fremont, California, they discovered few parking spaces, no desks, and poor Wi-Fi.
According to The Information, Tesla’s employee count has doubled since 2019 and is currently at 99,210. 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 known how many of them work in Tesla’s offices or factories. Most of the Tesla employees who used to report to the Fremont campus’ office buildings and factory during the epidemic stayed at home, at least until Musk ordered everyone back to work.
ExistingTesla employees told The Information that it was difficult to locate parking for those who drove to the Fremont facility to work. According to reports, some people chose to park their automobiles at the neighboring BART station and take a Tesla shuttle to work instead.
According to The Information, several employees didn’t even have a seat inside the workplace. According to reports, the business opted to repurpose certain office spaces during the epidemic and failed to plan for a larger crew. The Information claims that the desk situation was so awful that supervisors instructed certain workers to work remotely nevertheless. Employees couldn’t work even if they could sit down because the Wi-Fi signal was too poor.
The main obstacle to Musk’s intention to reinstate the workforce was himself. Elon Musk is a busy man, though. Things appear to be going well, and he also has SpaceX to run. Additionally, Musk is in the process of acquiring Twitter or, at the very least, arguing with the firm over how many of its users are automated. He has already expressed his opinions regarding remote work at Twitter, stating that he will only permit it for individuals who provide “great” work. Employees of Twitter, prepare yourself.