Tesla’s executive staff told they can only work remotely if they put in 40 hours a week in the office (Picture: Reuters)

Looks like Elon Musk is not a fan of remote working, giving Tesla employees an ultimatum — come into the office or leave.

In a leaked email sent on Tuesday, the billionaire told Tesla’s executive staff that they could only work remotely if they put in 40 hours a week in the office.

‘This is less than we ask of factory workers,’ Musk said in the alleged email.

For ‘particularly exceptional contributors’, the billionaire said he would review and approve them himself.

Elon to Tesla team: no more remote work pic.twitter.com/aSmZAAOm7G

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The email also stated that the ‘office’ must be a main Tesla office and not a remote branch office that was unrelated to job duties.

While it was initially unclear if the email was actually sent by Musk, the Tesla founder essentially confirmed it on Twitter today.

‘They should pretend to work somewhere else’ tweeted Musk in response to a tweet asking what he thought about people who think coming into work is an antiquated concept.

Musk has been open about his distaste for remote work. Last month, the billionaire responded to the news of Apple’s move to let employees work from home, with a meme suggesting that employees ‘put on gym clothes’ and ‘watch TV’ instead of working.


— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 18, 2022

While the move might seem acceptable to Tesla workers, it might be a sign of things to come for Twitter employees who are used to a more lenient work culture.

Musk, who is set to own the social media giant by the end of the year, has previously said that once he takes over Twitter, ‘work ethic expectations would be extreme’.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Tesla for comment.

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