Tesla staff returning to the office found the wi-fi didn’t work and there was nowhere to park.
Elon Musk demanded his staff returned to the office or face being let go, but when staff have returned they found they didn’t have a desk or a parking space.
They also faced interruptions to the wi-fi in the company’s offices.
This is because the company employed many more workers and altered its office space during the Covid pandemic, resulting in desk shortages and other issues when everyone arrived on time.
Managers have now allegedly instructed employees not to come into the office five days a week while the firm grappled with the new return-to-work policy.
Most tech organizations either use a blended work structure or operate entirely remotely.
Musk, on the other hand, wants his employees back in the office for at least 40 hours a week.
Those who do not return risk losing their jobs, he warned earlier this month in an internal email.
Musk previously stated: “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week. Moreover, the office must be where your actual colleagues are located, not some remote pseudo office. If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned.”
However, the electric car manufacturer now seems to be unprepared to deal with the surge of people returning to its Fremont, California, facility.
There were not enough desks for employees, and others complained about poor wi-fi connections, which hampered their productivity.
Parking spaces were scarce and spilled over to the adjacent BART public transport station.
Tesla’s headcount has allegedly increased from 2019 to 2021, reaching 99,210 personnel.
Musk recently stated that Tesla will have to halt hiring and lay off 10% of its staff owing to a “super-bad feeling” about the economy as the United States approaches a recession amid rising inflation rates.
Some freshly hired employees were let go after only a few weeks on the job.
Production of its semi-autonomous electric vehicles has stalled as a result of a plant closure in Shanghai, China, in April owing to stringent lockdown restrictions.
Musk also sold $8.4 billion in Tesla stock that month in order to raise funds for his controversial $44 billion bid to buy Twitter.
The stock price fell rapidly in May and has yet to recover. As of this writing, it was down 0.32 percent.
The carmaker, which recently disbanded its own public relations staff, did not immediately reply to remarks.
Source: The Register