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Tesla reportedly doesn't have enough desks after Musk threatened to fire remote employees

Tesla reportedly doesn't have enough desks after Musk threatened to fire remote employees

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk ordered remote workers to return to work or lose their jobs, the company was reportedly unwilling to welcome its employees. According to a report in The Information, employees only get access to a lack of parking spots, no desk to sit on, and crappy Wi-Fi (where is Starlink needed?) in Tesla's Fremont, Calif.

Musk clearly didn't think about it.

Tesla's headcount has more than doubled since 2019, The Information notes, now sitting at 99,210 people. Earlier this month, Musk cited excessive hiring and a "super bad feeling" about the economy as reasons for the hiring freeze and company-wide layoffs, which reportedly include both salaried and hourly workers. Huh. Huh.

Salaried workers make up about one-third of the company's employees, although it is not clear how many of them work in offices or at Tesla's factories. During the pandemic, most of the workers reporting at Tesla's Fremont campus, which includes an office building and a factory, stayed home - at least until Musk called everyone back to work.

Current Tesla employees told The Information that those who went to work at the Fremont factory struggled to find a place to park. Some reportedly opted to park their cars at a nearby BART station and then stop by Tesla to work.

According to the report of The Information, some employees did not even have a place to sit inside the office. The company reportedly decided to redeploy some areas of the office during the pandemic and didn't account for a large team either. According to The Information, the condition of the desk was so bad that managers asked some employees to work from home anyway. Even if the employees could sit still, the Wi-Fi signal was too weak for them to do their job.

Musk's plan to get employees back to work was partially foiled. But Musk is a busy man. He's even got SpaceX to run, and things are going well (if that means potentially illegally firing employees who criticize your behavior). Musk is also in the midst of buying Twitter, or at least going on with the company over how many of its users are bots. He has already expressed his feelings on Twitter about remote working, which he would allow only for "excellent" workers. Twitter employees, brace yourself.

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