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Elon Musk tells Tesla executives to fully return to in-person work — or resign: Report

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly directed all executives taking advantage of telework benefits to return to their offices immediately — or resign from their positions.

What are the details?

According to a report from Bloomberg, Musk sent a Tuesday email addressing his aversion to working from home or in a hybrid capacity.

"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," the message read. "This is less than we ask of factory workers."

"If there are particularly exceptional contributors for whom this is impossible, I will receive and approve these exceptions directly," the message continued.

It concluded, “Moreover, the 'office' must be a main Tesla office, not a remote branch office unrelated to the job duties, for example being responsible for Fremont factory human relations, but having your office be in another state."

The message went viral when shared on Twitter.

What else is there to know about this?

Musk on Wednesday responded to a screenshot of the message, which was captioned, "[H]ey 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?"

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO wrote, "They should pretend to work somewhere else."

Bloomberg reported that Musk sent a follow-up message confirming the policy.

The message read, "The more senior you are, the more visible must be your presence. That is why I lived in the factory so much — so that those on the line could see me working alongside him. If I had not done that, Tesla would long ago have gone bankrupt."

"There are of course companies that don't require this, but when was the last time they shipped a great new product?" the message continued. "It's been a while."

The message concluded, "Tesla has and will create and actually manufacture the most exciting and meaningful products of any company on Earth. This will not happen by phoning it in."

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