Musk hates WFH but Tesla doesn’t have enough desks for employees

At the end of May, Elon Musk took a shot at remote workers saying Tesla employees are expected to work in the office for 40 hours a week.

As it turns out, Tesla wasn’t ready for workers to return to the office with a comedy of errors unfolding as they did. An investigation by The Information via CNET, reveals that upon returning to the office, some Tesla employees couldn’t find parking spots or even desks to work from.

Many workers parked at a nearby public transport station and were then ferried in by shuttle. Once in the office, employees found that the space had been repurposed during the pandemic and there weren’t desks for everybody.

The situation became so bad that managers told some employees to work from home. For the employees who could find a desk, connectivity was too weak for work.

Since the pandemic many companies elected to adopt a hybrid working strategy but many more have embraced remote work. This has created something of a problem for employers as new hires increasingly look for working arrangements that suit them.

While Musk has been on a remote work war path, perhaps he should ensure that employees are actually able to work from an office before forcing them to return to one.




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