Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has once again attacked remote working, calling it “bulls-t” and “morally wrong” in his latest round of criticism. Remote working was the hallmark of the epidemic era’s employment practices.
In an interview with CNBC’s David Faber on Tuesday, Musk, one of the richest people in the world, referred to Silicon Valley’s computer workers as the “laptop classes living in la-la land.”He stated to Faber that he thought employees who refused to return to the office after COVID-19 limitations ended needed to “get off their moral high horse” and return to work like everyone else. He also believed that working in an office environment increased productivity.
Working from home…..?
“The whole work-from-home thing, it’s sort of like, I think it’s, like, there are some exceptions, but I kind of think that the whole notion of work-from-home is a bit like, you know, the fake Marie Antoinette quote, ‘Let them eat cake,'” the author said. Musk stated during the in-depth interview.It’s like, is it actually the case? You’re going to work from home and require everyone who contributed to the creation of your car to report to the factory, right? You’re going to forbid those who produce the food that is delivered from working remotely, right? the contractors who arrive to fix your house? While you can work from home, they cannot. Do you think that is morally right? That is problematic.
It’s a moral issue as well as a productivity issue, he said. They’re asking everyone else to refrain from working from home while they do, so people should get off their goddamn moral high horses. It’s improper.Executives in Silicon Valley and other parts of the country have been frustrated by employee opposition to return-to-office orders.
According to CNBC
According to CNBC, as investor expectations increased and productivity at businesses reportedly slowed, leaders at firms like Salesforce and Amazon demanded that employees come back to their offices.Musk has criticised remote work incessantly.
Musk informed all staff in a November email that they would no longer be allowed to work remotely unless he personally approved it and should plan to spend 40 hours per week in the office as a result of his $44 billion blockbuster acquisition of Twitter.
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