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Elon Musk Threatens To Fire Managers Who 'Don't Execute Directions' In Leaked Email

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Elon Musk Threatens To Fire Managers Who 'Don't Execute Directions' In Leaked Email

Elon Musk has reportedly threatened to fire all Tesla managers who refuse to 'execute directions' without giving a valid reason.

In a leaked email, the tech billionaire reminded his employees of the hierarchy at the company and that they will be asked to leave if they fail to follow the rules.

Addressed to 'everybody', the message, which was sent on 4 October this year, explains what managers should do if they receive a direct order from him - with only three options available to them.

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It reads: "If an email is sent from me with explicit directions, there are only three actions allowed by managers:

"1. Email me back to say why what I said was incorrect. Sometimes, I'm just plain wrong!

"2. Request further clarification if what I said was ambiguous.

"3. Execute the directions.

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A leaked email shows Elon Musk threatening to fire managers if they don't follow orders without giving a valid reason. Credit: Alamy
A leaked email shows Elon Musk threatening to fire managers if they don't follow orders without giving a valid reason. Credit: Alamy

"If none of the above are done, that manager will be asked to resign."

Providing some context to the email exchange, CNBC, which first reported on the message, shared another email, which was sent the day before the one above.

It informed his staff that he supported their wish to play music in the factory and that he would listen to any other ideas they had to make the workplace more enjoyable.

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His message read: "Just wanted to say that I very much support music in the factory, as well as any little touches that make work more enjoyable.

Tesla staff have been told what will happen if they don't follow the rules. Credit: Alamy
Tesla staff have been told what will happen if they don't follow the rules. Credit: Alamy

"An associate just sent me a note asking if we could have one ear bud for music so the other ear can listen for safety-related issues. That sounds fine to me.

"Also, ambient music from speakers is also totally cool so long as there is reasonable agreement among your colleagues as to the music choices.

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"If there are other things that you think would improve your day, please let me know. I care very much that you look forward to coming to work every day!"

Since the emails were shared on social medial, people have been divided on how they feel about the tone of Musk's 'threat'.

Musk also sent an email telling staff that he supported their wish to listen to music in the factory. Credit: Alamy
Musk also sent an email telling staff that he supported their wish to listen to music in the factory. Credit: Alamy

Showing their agreement, one user commented: "What Elon said was perfectly fair and reasonable."

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While another added: "This is pretty normal in tech. It's just not put into words so clearly. But if you ignore a request from the CEO in a tech company you are asking to get fired.... Any tech company!"

However, others felt it seems a little harsh.

"This is uber capitalist lol. It will work with the company as a startup, but won't work long term. Especially when Elon leaves," put one.

LADbible has contacted Tesla for a comment.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: tesla, elon musk, US News, Technology

Dominic Smithers
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