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 reported that when staff members came at Tesla’s site in Fremont, California, they discovered that there were not enough parking spaces, no desks available, and poor Wi-Fi (where is Starlink when you need it?).
Musk obviously didn’t consider this option carefully. 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.
The Information was informed by current Tesla employees that it was difficult to locate parking at the Fremont facility for those who drove to work. Some apparently chose to leave their vehicles at the neighboring BART station and take a Tesla shuttle to work instead.
Some employees reportedly didn’t even have a seat inside the workplace, according to The Information. According to reports, the business didn’t plan for a larger crew and chose to repurpose certain office spaces during the epidemic.
According to The Information, supervisors advised certain staff to work from home nevertheless because the desk situation was so awful. The Wi-Fi signal was too weak for workers to work even if they could sit down.
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