Elon Musk presses the brakes hard at Tesla

Elon Musk (right) at the inauguration of the Tesla Gigafactory in Grünheide on March 22, Germany. POOL/via REUTERS

DECRYPTION – The entrepreneur, who believes in the recession, asks the leaders of the manufacturer to reduce the workforce by 10%.

Elon Musk never takes half measures. On Tuesday, the brilliant entrepreneur who controls Tesla in particular, had sent an email to the executives of the world leader in electric cars entitled “Telecommuting is no longer acceptable“. He asked white-collar workers to come to the office at least 40 hours a week. “If you don’t show up, we’ll assume you quit.“, he added.

On Friday, one of his messages, revealed by Reuters, set fire to the powder in the financial community. This time around, Elon Musk is ordering Tesla executives to “stop recruitment all over the world“. The brand will therefore no longer seek to fill the 5,000 positions open so far on LinkedIn, which concerned both salespeople in Tokyo, data analysts in Palo Alto, California and engineers in Berlin for the new giga-factory.

“Super bad feeling about the economy”

The richest man in the world goes further: in his message, he indicates that Tesla “must reduce its workforce by about 10%“. Other…

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