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Tesla stock skyrocketed today, with the price up by nearly 7% at one point. This comes one day after CEO Elon Musk threw down the gauntlet regarding employees showing up in person to work.
It was reported that Musk sent an email to employees on Tuesday night that declared that “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week.”
“If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned,” the email explained.
Another email to “ExecStaff” was shared in a tweet with the subject, “Remote work is no longer acceptable.”
That email said that “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.”
“This is less than we ask of factory workers,” the email noted.
“Whole Mars Catalog” asked in the tweet, “hey elon a lot of people are talking about this leaked email, any additional comment to people who think coming into work is an antiquated concept?”
“They should pretend to work somewhere else,” Musk responded.
Reuters reported that in regards to Tesla’s Germany plant, the IG Metall union in Berlin-Brandenburg-Sachsen, where Tesla’s plant is located, said it would support any employee who opposed Musk’s ultimatum.
Tesla employs around 4,000 people in Germany and plans to expand the workforce to 12,000, the report noted.