Elon Musk bashed distant work in a meeting with Twitter workers on Thursday — after dialing in 10 minutes late from what seemed to be a resort room.
The Tesla CEO, who has dedicated to purchasing Twitter for $44 billion, instructed jittery Twitter staffers that it’s “much better if you are on location physically” whereas working, in accordance with a number of stories on the meeting.
However, Musk mentioned that Twitter may make exceptions for the easiest workers.
“If someone can only work remotely and they’re exceptional, it wouldn’t make sense to fire them,” Musk mentioned.
Following the meeting, some Twitter workers circulated memes about find out how to make themselves appear “exceptional” so they might proceed to work remotely, CNBC reported.
The social media company at present permits most workers to work remotely indefinitely.
During the highly-anticipated occasion, Musk appeared to disregard the irony of demanding workers come into the office whereas exhibiting up late to a virtual meeting.
Musk’s web connection gave the impression to be spotty and his sound reduce out at factors throughout the meeting, in accordance with stories.
At Tesla, Musk has taken a tough line towards distant work, ordering all workers again to the office full-time — with extraordinarily restricted exceptions.
“Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla,” Musk wrote in an e mail to company employees earlier in June. “This is less than we ask of factory workers.”
“If there are particularly exceptional contributors for whom this is impossible, I will review and approve those exceptions directly,” Musk added. “Moreover, the ‘office’ must be a main Tesla office, not a remote branch office unrelated to the job duties.”
As screenshots of the Tesla e mail circulated on Twitter, one person requested Musk what he would say to any workers who suppose in-person work is an “antiquated concept.”
“They should pretend to work somewhere else,” Musk mentioned.
If Musk’s Twitter deal goes by way of, he will probably be in command of 5 firms: Twitter, Tesla, SpaceX, Nurealink and the Boring Company.
If Musk have been to spend 40 hours working in each company’s office every week, that will require 200 hours — an inconceivable feat, since there are solely 168 hours in every week.